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^IVIC DESIGN REVIEH COMHinEE 



Monday , /January 14, 1991 at 3 = 00 p.a. 

25 Van Nes^ Avenue, Conference Roob Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



^GENDA 



MAYOR 
AftAgnos 



COtVlMISSIONERS 

Bartxira Sklar 
President 

Noncy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elctielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
AnneHealy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Arrxjlla Mesa-fialns, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Drlscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art CollectkMi 
CMc Design Review 
Nelght)ortxx)d Arts 
POPS Syrrphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Uceraes 



5. 



Sunset Branch Library 

E^jieaii of nichitecture 
Glen Hunt 

3001 Baker Street 

F'rivaLe lleauest: tiic roachment 
F I ed laviot . Kavi nnand 

Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bureau of ("irchi tectu i e 
biMce Fiynn. Joi ae 'diitiertez 



PHASE(S) 

1,11, 111 

1 . II , III 
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343 Sansome/Leidesdorf f Street II 

Development 

I'l J. vale I'.eauest 

v.iiiii Moi I ison. Hi t I hompson 

i'Miase 11 appioval aiven m I'lai ch with contingencies. 

Now sejel'.inci Phase IJ appioval with contingencies 

removed . 

Embarcadero Roadway Project 

Canopy .and f-'oadwiiv ^_iiibel 1 ishnien t 

L'iscussion 

Jill Man tori 

Adjournment 



DOCUIVlErJTiJ DEPt. 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

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415-554-9679 



Arts Commlsskjn Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554 -4'682 







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25 Van Ness Avenue 

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San Francisco, CA 94102 

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FAX #621-3868 



-^M I N U T E S 
SAN FRANCISCQ^ARTS COMMISSION 
^XIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



^ >^4 January, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 



Committee Chair John Kriken called the meeting to order at 
3: 10 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgrvjs 



COMMISSIONQ^ 

Bartxira SIdar 
Preskjent 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Aley 

Stanley Elchiellxium 

KlmFo^A/ter 

Daniel Genera 

AnneHealy 

John Krtken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Prestelents of tt»e 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commisskxi. 
Ptanning Commlsston, 
Recreatton and Pork 
Commisskxi 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CIvteArtColectkxi 
CMC Design Review 
Neigtibortxxxi Arts 
POPS Symphony Cor>certs 
Publte Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commteksn Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 



Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 
Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

I. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 
Bureau of Architecture 
Glen Hunt 



Commissioners Excused 



Rai Okamoto 



JAN » \ m\ 

PUBUC UBRAR% 




Glen Hunt stated that this project involves handicapped 
access to the building at Irving and 18th Avenue, altering 
the exterior. Seismic bracing, by drilling through the 
masonry and inserting no. 11 rebar through the facade, 
without disturbing the character of the building, is also 
planned. 

Handicapped entry at the door on the Irving side of the 
building will provide proximity to the main entrance 
without disturbing the character of the facade. A ramp 
will be wrapped around the side of the building to a point 
along Irving Street, with the guard rail being nearly 
identical in appearance to the existing fence. The 
landscape strip will be partially displaced by the ramp. 

Photos and site elevation drawings were presented. A bell 
will alert main desk staff that someone needs to use the 
entrance, and then an elevator will take them up to the 
main floor. 

Brief discussion occurred regarding acceptability of this 
plan to the handicapped community; and signage, lighting, 
and landscaping. The Library plans to use metal hallide 
lighting. Integrating the fixtures into the walls was 
proposed. 



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1. SUNSET LIBRARY (Continued) 

Phase III approval was withheld, subject to final approval 
of lighting and planting plans. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the handicapped accessibility and A 

seismic bracing plan for the Sunset Branch Library, 
Phases I, II. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. 3001 BAKER STREET 

Sidewalk encroachment 

Fred Taylor 

Mr. Taylor described this minor sidewalk encroachment by a 
fence and a corner detail attached to his apartment 
building on Lombard Street, one block from the Presidio 
Gate. He presented a schematic drawing for facade 
renovation and photographs of the building in its present 
condition. The renovation will involve creating wooden 
window bays to replace existing metal windows, and 
replacement of garage doors. 

After brief discussion, Commissioners made the following 
recommendation for presentation to the full Commission on 4 
February: 

Motion to approve the encroachment at 3001 Baker A 

Street/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. Move existing fence back on property line 2 feet 

2. extend existing garden out into public right-of-way 

3. corner building detail may remain. 



3. MAYOR'S EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTER 

Bureau of Architecture 

Jorge Gutierrez 

Jorge Gutierrez presented a site development plan, 
elevation drawings, and described the responses to 



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3. EMERGENCY CENTER (Continued) 

recommendations made during the Phase II presentation on 19 
November, 1990; e.g. bring entrance to street level, have a 
landscaping plan, and down play roof peaks. 

A pergola and trellis have been created around the 
handicapped ramp entry. Discussion of this area, including 
the planting plan, ensued. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation to 
the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the Mayor's Emergency Coordination A 

Center/Phase II. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. Bring another pergola element to the property line, to 
frame a gate of different material than the chain link 
fence surrounding the property. 

2. Set the fence as far back from the face of the pergola 
as possible, at least the width of a pergola column. 

3. Relocate stairs opposite entry ramp to discreet side 
access on the western edge of the courtyard. 

4. Remove roof peaks. 



4. 343 SANSOME/LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT 

Art Thompson 

Drawings of the East and West elevations and a materials 
samples board were presented. 

Mr. Thompson referred Commissioners to recommendations made 
during the initial Phase II approval. In accordance with 
these contingencies, the following has been done: 

1 . The banner poles have been moved to the ends of the 
space; 

2. curbs identical to those at Bel den Place have been 
instal led; 

3. planters have been placed further away from the 
bui Iding; 



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4. LEIDESDORFF (Continued) 

4. horse head bollards with a chain have been 
repositioned at either end of the space for temporary 
closure. 

5. Seating benches have been redesigned with wooden slats 
and cast iron stanchions. 

A retail graphics program will be presented during Phase 
III. 

The initially proposed green rusticated terrazzo sidewalk 
is still planned around the building, but DPW has proposed 
replacement of terrazzo street paving — also initially 
approved by the Committee — with light and dark grey 
concrete pattern paving. Commissioners preferred the 
terrazzo and urged that the developer work with DPW, with 
Committee endorsement, to reinstate use of it in street 
paving. 

The following recommendation was made for presentation 
before the full Commission on 4 February: 

Motion to approve the 343 Sansome/Leidesdorff Street A 

Development/Phase II. 

Recommendations: 

1. Group benches in an irregular pattern. 

2. Maximize tree size. A multi-stem New Zealand 
Christmas tree, or something similar, was suggested. 

3. Reconsider use of rusticated terrazzo in the street 
paving pattern. 

4. Send a letter to the Director of DPW from Acting Arts 
Commission Director O'Driscoll, endorsing use of 
terrazzo street paving, and requesting that a 
representative from DPW be present for Phase III 
approval . 

5. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY PROJECT 

Canopy and Roadway Embellishment Discussion 

Jin Manton and George Willi ams 

Jill Manton reported that the Port Commission has taken 
into account recommendations made by this Committee and 
other City agencies, and will vote on its recommendations 
on January 23. The recommendations to be made by the Port 
sub-Committee to the full Commission are: 



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5. EMBARCADERO (Continued) 

1. Single luminaires on the land side as well as the 
promenade side. 

2. Double luminaires in the median. 

3. 3 foot square dark-colored concrete grid in the 
promenade. 

4. No promenade embellishments or enhancements. 

5. Concrete curbing and sidewalks 

6. Asphalt crosswalks 

7. No median or promenade trees. 

Jill Manton stated that the Port's aesthetic Sub-Committee 
has met and discussed possible minimal promenade 
enhancements, upon which today's discussion will focus. 

Jill Manton introduced George Williams, Assistant Director, 
Plans and Programs - Department of City Planning, to the 
Committee members. 

Mr. Williams stated that this is a landmark opportunity to 
turn all waterfront space between Bay and Mission Streets 
into one of the world's great waterfront promenades. To 
this end, he urged that the Arts Commission support his 
recommendation of some further enhancement, in order that 
this $100,000,000.00 project be something more than a 25 
foot concrete sidewalk. 

He presented drawings as well as 3 granite samples and 1 
concrete block sample and proposed some further paving 
detail, e.g. an 18 foot band of granite at the curb, with a 
lighter material around the bases of the buildings. 

Considerable discussion ensued. 

Commissioners LaRocca & Kriken stated a majority opinion, 
agreeing on the following points: 

a. approving this further enhancement is not inconsistent 
with any position the AC has taken in the past; 

b. bringing pedestrian amenities to the surface is 
consistent with the pedestrian focus of the 
environment; 

c. the second material is useful in handling unique 
detailing of concrete sidewalks and buildings set 
back; 



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5. EMBARCADERO (Continued) 

d. an edging along the concrete curb is consistent with 
past AC recommendations of granite and, rather than 
being an 'embellishment', is a device to take care of 
many unique conditions; 

e. the granite strip could be the organizing zone for 
utilities signs. 

Commissioner Healy dissented, reiterating her position — 
and that initially taken unanimously by the Committee — 
that the Embarcadero echo the 'working waterfront* of the 
past, sans embellishment or enhancement. She cautioned 
against opening a door for 'detailing' to become 
'embellishment'; She felt that the proposed 'three band 
design' was opposed to the 'grand simplicity' concept 
initially recommended by the Arts Commission. 

Guidelines for transit shelter canopy design were requested 
by Jill Manton, to present to the Technical Advisory 
Committee. Further discussion occurred. Manton stated 
that she would get current drawings from DPW to bring 
before the Civic Design Committee at the February meeting. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that a letter be drafted for 
his signature to be sent to Commissioner Anne Halsted of 
the Port Commission, stating the Committee's recommendation 
on the use of the secondary paving materials. 

6. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
5:17 p.m. 



Submitted by 




Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



city and County 
of San Frprtclsco 







25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

Son Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Bartxira Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Dardel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Rotjert F. LaRocca 
Amalla t^tesa-Balns, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. OkarTX>to 
Dodle Rosekrara 



2. 



3 



^tim DESIGN REVIEW COHHinEE 

Monday, February ,l^|/<^ 1991 at 3:00 p.a. 

25 Van Ness Avenu^^ donf erence Room Suite 70 

San Francisco, California 



GENOA 




PHASE(S) 

151 24th Street £_, 1 1 , 1 1 1 

Private Request: Encroachment DOCMIVI^'^'''^ nr*^— 

Gerald Veverka 

Massey ii Veverka Architects 



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210 Harrison Street 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Jerry Dommer 
Dommer & Byar s 



S^N FRAhv- J i , 1 1 , 1 1 1 
PUSUC tl9RARY 



Mayor's Emergency Coordination Center 

Bureau o t" Architecture 
Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 



HI 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museum 

Library Commission, 

Planning Corrvnlsslon, 5 . 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



6. 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMC Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neghbortxx)d Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Publte Art Program '/ 

Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 Q 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commlsston Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



4555 Irving/47th Avenue 

Private Request: Enci oachment 
Mi'iiceLa P. Jover , Property oujner 

Holocaust Memorial 

Jewish Community Relations Council Holocaust 
Commi t tee 
Felix War bu i g 

Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project 

tiiscussion 

Municipal Railway 

John Katz, Proiect Planner 

Embarcadero Roadway Project 

D J i:>cussion 
Jill lianton 

Art Enrichment Implementation 
Vis-a-vis Civic Design Review 

Discussion 
Jill i^lanton 

Old Business 

-Staff r epoi t 



II 



1,11, III 




Adjournment 



city and County 
of San Francisco 







25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



>^M I N U T E S 
^ SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
^ ^IVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
^ 11 February, 1991 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

Commissioner Robert LaRocca called the meeting to order at 
3:10 p.m., in Chair John Kriken's absence. He stated that in 
the absence of a quorum, any actions taken today would become 
Committee Report items on the Agenda of the next full Commission 
meeting, rather than Consent Calendar items. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Batt>ara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vemon Alley 
Stanley Elchielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anr>eHealy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Annalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Ral Y. Okannoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Preskients of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commisston, 
Planning Connmisslon, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Drlscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMC Art CoHectton 
CMc Design Review 
Nelghbortood Arts 
POPS Synnphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Lteeroes 



ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 

John Kriken (arr. 4:45 p.m. ) 

Anne Healy 



Commissioners Excused 

Rai Okamoto 



FEB 2 7 1991 



Staff Present rin^nilirft! 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary '^^^"^"*'S ^'^W(^ 

Jill Manton, Art Enrichment Curator 
("A" = Approved; "D" = Disapproved) 

I. 151 24TH STREET 

Private Request: Encroachment 

Gerald Veverka 

Massey & Veverka Architects 

Mr. Veverka presented photographs and drawings, stating 
that this project involves a request that the City vacate a 
portion of right-of-way to enable him to construct a garage 
in that portion. He described the proposed structure, and 
after brief discussion, the following recommendation was 
made for presentation before the full Commission on 4 
March : 

Motion to approve the 151 24th Street Encroachment A 

Phases I, II, III. 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission GaUery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. 210 HARRISON STREET 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Jerry Dommer 

Mr. Dommer presented drawings and described the project. 
The project sponsor wishes to install 8 new, 9' tall custom 
feature sidewalk lights. 6 lights will be spaced along 
Harrison Street between Main and Beale Streets, and 1 light 



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2. 210 HARRISON STREET (Continued) 

each on Main and Beale Streets. After brief discussion, 
the Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the 210 Harrison Street Encroachment A 

Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. MAYOR'S EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTER 

Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 

Mr. Gutierrez presented drawings and described several 
changes which are consistent with recommendations made at 
the January 14 Committee meeting. 

The front gate has been brought to the property line and is 
in line with the entrance columns. It is of a different 
material than the chain link fence, and is set off from the 
fence. The stairs opposite the entry ramp have a railing; 
the roof peaks are gone. Brief discussion of the courtyard 
landscaping and planting plan occurred. 

The Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation before the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the Mayor's Emergency Coordination A 

Center/Bureau of Architecture/Phase III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. 4555 IRVING/47th AVENUE 

Private Request: Encroachment 
Aniceta Jover, property owner * 

Ms. Jover presented photographs of the fence along the 47th 
Avenue side of her property which encroaches 48" onto the 
sidewalk. This fence existed at the time she purchased the 
property, she considers it necessary to her privacy, and 
wishes to legitimize it's existence. After brief 
discussion, the Commissioners made the following 
recommendation for presentation to the full Commission on 4 
March: 

Motion to approve the 4555 Irving/47th Avenue A 

encroachment/Aniceta Jover/Phases II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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02/11/91 



5. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL 

Jewish Community Relations Council Holocaust Committee 

Felix Warburg 



Mr. Warburg described the 
Segal sculpture, "The Hoi 
involve replacement of a 
informational text on the 
the holocaust was, what i 
and 23 additional plaques 
of these plaques will be 
currently only available 
several miles away, will 
and writing samples were 



project at the site of the George 
ocaust", at Land's End. It will 
stolen bronze informational plaque; 

side and back walls, explaining what 
t meant, and the artist's statement; 

listing the concentration camps. All 
in white granite. Also a brochure, 
at the Jewish Federation Building 
be made available at the site. Drawings 
presented and briefly discussed. 



The Commissioners made the following recommendation for 
presentation to the full Commission on 4 March: 

Motion to approve the informational plaques at the A 

Holocaust Memorial, contingent upon Visual Arts 
Committee approval of materials/Phases I, II, III. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The order of the Agenda changed, awaiting the arrival of the 
presenters of the Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Project. 

The Meeting adjourned briefly, from 3:35 - 3:45 p.m. and resumed 
with Agenda Item 8. 

6. ART ENRICHMENT IMPLEMENTATION 
VIS-A-VIS CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 
Discussion 
Jill Manton 

Discussion began concerning the need to ensure that art 
enrichment is an integral part of public space from the 
inception of planning, and not "tacked on" at a later date. 
After brief discussion, the following recommendation was made 
for presentation on 4 March: 

Motion to require that Civic Design Review applicants A 

begin preliminary discussion of art enrichment with the 
Visual Arts Committee prior to Phase I Civic Design 
Committee approval. 



Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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7. MARKET STREET TRANSIT THOROUGHFARE PROJECT 

Discussion/Municipal Railway 
John Katz, Bonnie Ng - Project Planners 

Bonnie Ng stated that this project will involve median 
landscaping in 4 blocks of upper Market Street, from DuBoce to 
Castro, to accommodate the Muni F Line bus. It will involve 
planting native California Palm Trees 35' apart. Ground cover 
will be cobble stones and dwarf flax planting. Drawings and 
samples were presented and discussed. 

Considerable discussion concerned the appropriateness of these 
medians vis-a-vis the various neighborhood transitions down 
Market Street. Commissioners expressed concern that as the 
character of the street changes, it should relate to an urban 
design context. They cited their responsibility with making 
Market Street one continuous element, rather than honing in on 
specific renovation plans for select portions. 

Bonnie Ng noted several features which give continuity to the 
entire Street design; Sycamore Trees and double light standards 
are used throughout lower and upper Market Street. John Katz 
clarified that upper Market Street renovation will involve only 
the trackway and related boarding islands. He stated that there 
will be continuity of design style from lower to upper Market 
Street in the islands. They will be concrete with brick trim. 
The signage and pipe rails will be the same, also. 

Ng noted that Palm Trees will bend with the wind of the upper 
street, unlike Sycamores. Some discussion concerned the 
suitability of the Palm in this environment. 

Discussion also concerned art enrichment. The entire upper 
Market Street budget is $9,500,000.00. The median renovation 
portion of this is $250,000.00. Jill Manton clarified that 
while art enrichment was not mandated for lower Market Street, a 
portion of the funds were set aside in keeping with the spirit 
of the Ordinance. Commissioners wished to do the same with the 
upper Market. 

Manton clarified that the status of the construction schedule 
does not allow for artist participation in the design phase. 
She recommended pursuing an art enrichment contribution whereby 
the Arts Master Plan can be implemented in the upper Market 
Street area. 

Commissioners requested that the presenters return to the March 
18 Committee Meeting and made the following recommendations: 

a. Present larger scaled drawings in order to get the feel of 
the 35' tree placement, and show the planting in greater 
detail . 

b. Look into oval-shaped, as opposed to square-shaped cobbles. 



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7. MARKET STREET TRANSIT RECOMMENDATIONS (Continued) 

c. Incorporate art enrichment for this upper Market Street 
area into the overall Arts Master Plan for the street. 

8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY PROJECT 

Discussion 
Jill Manton 

Commisioner Kriken arrived at the beginning of this discussion, 
at 4:45 p.m. 

a. Transit Shelter Discussion 

Jill Manton stated that she participates in this project as a 
member of the Aesthetic Subcommittee and the Technical Advisory- 
Committee ( TAC ) for the Waterfront Transportation Projects 
( WTP ) . She stated that one of the outstanding design issues, 
yet to be resolved, is the transit shelters along the 
waterfront. A more detailed presentation will be given today, 
to enable this Committee to give recommendations. 

She then introduced Peg Divine, Project Manager for the WTP. 
Divine presented drawings and described design criteria as 
established by Bechtel. 

Commissioner Kriken clarified that today's presentation is for 
advisory purposes only, and is not in a final stage. The 
materials presented, along with guidelines established today, 
will be taken to Gannett, who will then make the final design 
recommendation. 

Divine stated that the draft schematic designs then developed by 
Gannett would then be reviewed again by the Arts Commission and 
the Port Commission and by other involved parties, e.g. the Bay 
Conservation Development Corporation ( BCDC ) . 

Divine stated that the shelter plan is for an open 16 foot wide 
frame with a glass canopy. Shelter advertising is still an open 
issue . 

Greg Baldwin assisted Peg Divine in presenting drawings and 
describing the plan. He described the light rail system and the 
lighting system. He described the placement of the light 
standards vis-a-vis overhead Muni wire system. 

Commissioner Kriken asked for clarification as to why this 
proposed shelter design differs markedly from that approved by 
this Committee for Market Street. 

Mr. Baldwin responded that the transit system must serve the 
environment through which it passes; that the architecture which 
serves the transit system must first relate to the surrounding 



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8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY (Continued) 

community, and secondly to the system. The Embarcadero is 
markedly different from Market and other streets throughout the 
City. The light rail is more adaptable to this particular 
environment than a heavy rail system. Discussion occurred 
concerning the relationship between the F line shelter and Muni 
Metro shelter. 

Discussion turned to trees in the median, which the Arts 
Commission initially opposed. Peg Divine produced different 
drawings of trees. Peg Divine stated that the Port wants 3 rows 
of trees -- 1 one the land side and 2 on the medians. 
Commissioner Kriken stated that the Committee must consider how 
trees contribute to a sense of unity of the street as a whole. 

Commissioner Healy stated that the trees lend a suburban flavor 
to the waterfront that is out of character with the 'working 
waterfront' concept initially approved by the Arts Commission. 

In response to Commissioners' reservations as to the extensive 
paving and cobbling of the area, the presenters stated that 
trees in the median seemed to offer a relief to some of this 
continuous paving. Cobbling was the preferred material as 
opposed to low planting which tends to collect debris and is 
impractical due to the draught. 

Some more general discussion occurred regarding the overall 
design. Neighborhoods through which the Embarcadero roadway 
passes object to congestion, while the Port requires continuous 
access to its piers. 

Recommendations : 

a. The Arts Commission still opposes trees in the median. 
While in theory a line of trees is proposed, the left turn 
pockets in the roadway make this impossible. Therefore, 
what is being proposed is not what actually will happen. 
Commissioners did not want to divide the Embarcadero with 
rows of trees, which is what they perceive will be the case 
if trees go in the median. 

b. The idea of more land in the buffer zone along the rail 
than along the walkways on either side is very problematic. 
This defeats the idea of a pedestrian promenade. The 
surface area for transit is out of line with that 
reserved for people. 

c. Spending millions of dollars on cobble stones --actually 
80% of the cobble stone portion of the budget-- just to 
articulate left turn lanes is inappropriate. The lanes 
can be painted. 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 7 02/11/91 



8. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY (Continued) 

d. Cobbling is too expensive a method of separating the 
transit zone from the street. Too much money is spent on 
paving with pedestrians shoved over to the side. 

e. Commissioner Kriken requested that a letter be drafted to 
the design team requesting documentation, such as this 
presented today, for the entire length of the Embarcadero, 
with all systems overlaid --lightpoles , trees, etc.-- so as 
to see exactly what represents the agreements of all 
parties, in order to review it prior to initiating the next 
phase of work. All of the reviewing parties would likely 
feel more comfortable if they had this to understand. He 
requested that the presenters come back to the Arts 
Commission with this comprehensive plan. 

f . The design plan amounts to a series of statements about 
systems; 'there will be this, there will be that, etc.' and 
it is difficult to see where the exceptions fall. There is 
a strong need for design leadership to pull this project 
through. This underscores the need for a comprehensive 
document . 

g. Commissioners unanimously agreed that they would prefer to 
see no advertising on the shelters; that they be as simple 
as possible. Advertising is a distraction to motorists. 

h. Commissioners preferred a light, open, transparent design 
for the shelters with good wind/rain protection, including 
a protective canopy. They wished to see telephones, maps, 
and detailed graphics displays in each shelter. 

i. Commissioners preferred to see no advertising on the 

Embarcadero. They suggested restricting it to King Street 
and the Fisherman's Wharf Loop. 

j . Gannett should consider foregoing advertising on 

the Embarcadero stations, as a gesture, since they are 
allowed to advertise on all the other shelters in the city. 

Discussion concluded with Commissioners agreeing to proceed with 
design recommendations when the comprehensive document is 
available . 

9. OLD BUSINESS 

None . 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 8 02/11/91 



10. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
6:05 p.m. 



Submitted by: 

Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



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3:00 p.in^:^' 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



lyiAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Bartxara SWar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eictiellxium 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Annalla t^tesa-Balns, Pti.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrarts 



I. Roll 



II. Ellis-Q'Farreii Garag e 

Conceptual/Coloi" and Materials approval 
Whisler-Patri 

III. One Second Street Incorporated 

Antliony Street Urban Garden Schematic and 
Design Development Plans 
Jaymont Properties 
Marc Stefan 

IV. Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation 

Supplemental Review 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von Hungen Groth 



Phases 



I, II 



I, II 



I, II 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neigtibortiood Arts 
POPS Symptiony Concerts 
Public Aft Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



V. Upper Market Street Beautif icat io n 

Municipal Railway 

John Katz and Bonnie Ng 

VI . Embarcadero Plaza Plan 

Progress Report 
Jill Manton 

VI I . Old Business 

VIII. New Business 

IX. Ad.journment 



I, II 



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. 18 March, 1991 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgrxx 



COMMISSIONERS 

Bartxira Sidar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Aley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
AnneHealy 
John Krilcen 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of tt>e 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Commissioners Excused 

None 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Margie O'Driscoll, Acting Director of Cultural Affairs 
Tonia Macneil, Art Enrichment Curator 

("A" = Approved; "D" = Disapproved) 

Two non-calendared items were placed on the Agenda, at 
Commissioner Kriken' s request, after which the Agenda 
resumed its regular order. 



II. HISTORIC STREET LIGHTING FIXTURES 

Dee Lemon 

Bureau of Light, Heat & Power 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Colectkxi 
CMc Design Review 
Neigtitx>rtood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Putalk; Art Program 
Street Artists Ucenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commisskjn Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



Commissioner Kriken introduced Mr. Lemon to the Committee. 
Mr. Lemon described the situation of the gradual loss of 
historic street lighting power poles around the city. As 
improvements to the system are being made, the older poles 
are being replaced with modern ones. 

Considerable discussion ensued. It was noted that the 
Civic Design Review Committee should be part of the process 
where fixture changes are being considered. Often the 
preservation wishes of the community and the city's mandate 
for public safety/increased illumination and energy 
efficiency are at odds. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that the Committee be 
provided with a case study of what the Bureau faces on the 
job, in trying to accommodate all the different interests, 
to determine an area of overlapping concern. 




MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 2 03/18/91 

II. LIGHTING FIXTURES (Continued) 
Ordered: 

Motion to send a letter to the General Manager of A 

the PUC , on behalf of the Arts Commission's Civic 
Design Review Committee, requesting establishment 
of a review process whenever replacement of old 
street lighting fixtures is under consideration. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus; Unanimous 



III. KEZAR STADIUM 

Shannon Maloney and Tom Trimbur 

Department of Public Works 

Shannon Maloney summed up the project to date. Within the past 
two weeks, a community group has appeared before the Recreation 
and Parks Commission, claiming the present design for the 
stadium violates the original use permit agreement. They want 
tlie plan changed to allow 24 hour access to the perimeter 
promenade, placing it outside the stadium. This new proposal 
would remove the surrounding fence to the inside of the 
promenade. All the entry gates would then be permanently 
detached from the fence and free-standing, thus rendering them 
useless. The main gate is presently being custom fabricated by 
artist Alan Fleming, and is the art enrichment for the project. 

A decision about whether or not to consider these demands will 
be made this Thursday at a Recreation and Parks Commission 
Meet ing . 

Considerable discussion occurred as to whether there is cause to 
think a compromise will be made in the design, at this point. 

Committee Recommendations: 



a. This proposed redesign violates the higher order of 

the design scheme the Committee had previously approved. 

b. The gateway system must be an integral part of the 
fencing system and entry plazas. Any change in the 
location of either the gates or fencing negates the 
entire public circulation system and greatly compromises 
the basic design of the stadium as a public facility. 



MINUTES CIVIQ DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 3 03/18/91 



III. KEZAR (Continued) 

c. The gates to Kezar Stadium were designed and fabricated by 
an artist in satisfaction of the City's art enrichment 
requirement. In this case, the art can not be separated 
from its function. The proposed changes make these gates 
superfluous, thereby destroying both the meaning and 
integrity of the artwork. Since the redesign calls for the 
gates always to be open --a position in which they will be 
seen primarily in end view-- they will not even be able to 
be appreciated as independent design elements. In short, 
the City will have spent almost $100.000.00 only to end up 
with something that functions neither as gates nor as art. 

Civic Design Committee Chair John Kriken and Visual Arts 
Committee Chair Anne Healy stated for the record that both 
Committees find that the proposed relocation of the security 
fence is very ill considered, and this should be expected to be 
opposed by the Arts Commission. They resolved to send a letter 
to Mary Burns, General Manager of the Recreation and Park 
Department, immediately. 

Ordered: 

Motion to continue to support the originally approved A 

design concept of the Kezar Stadium Gates. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus : Unanimous 



IV. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE 

Conceptual/Color and Materials approval 

Whisler-Patr i 

Marie Zeller, Director of Planning 

Piero Patri , Architect 

Tonia Macneil stated for the record that Whisler-Patri has met 
with the Public Art staff regarding art enrichment for this 
project, as mandated by Resolution No. 304-91-162, passed at the 
March 4 Regular Arts Commission Meeting. 
The art enrichment budget will be $70,00.00. 

Marie Zeller presented drawings and described the design. This 
project involves a seismic upgrade and addition of 2 floors to a 
1957 parking garage. The building is located within an historic 
conservation district, and a redesigned Edwardian-style facade 
is also planned. The original sign will remain. 



Committee Recommendations: 



a. The original facade and sign are very straightforward 
and clearly advertise the building's function. The 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 4 03/18/91 

IV. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE RECOMMENDATIONS (Continued) 

redesigned facade does not relate to the building's 
function, nor does it go with the original sign. An 
historical context cannot be arbitrarily imposed. 

b. The occupancy sign needs to be visible from further 
away, so that drivers know if the lot is 'full' before 
coming immediately upon the garage. 

c. Facade should be simple, streamlined, and "relaxed". 
Avoid f us sine SB. 

d. While the Conservation District Ordinance mandates 

' vert icality ' in building facades, this building has a 
strong horizontality in its design that should not be 
lost . 

e. Break down the facade to make a finer, "pedestrian- 
friendly" scale for a shopping district. 

Commissioners voted unanimously that this project should return 
to the Committee for Phase I and II approval, and the matter was 
cont inued . 



V. ONE SECOND STREET, INC. 

Anthony Street Urban Garden Schematic and 

Design Development Plans 

Jaymont Properties 

Marc Stefan 

Marc Stefan presented drawings and described the project. This 
project is part of a larger development project at the corner of 
Second and Stevenson Street. 

Artist George Gonzalez described the garden in greater detail. 
A portion of Anthony Street will be declared a pedestrian mall. 
Children from the adjacent childcare facility will occupy the 
space for two hours in the morning, and it will be enclosed by a 
gate. His approach is to create an "anti-monument" to soften 
the space as much as possible. Sycamore trees will be planted 
and a wall will be constructed, and also a slide. Black granite 
will be used. The ground will be covered with white granite 
cobbles in compacted sand, planted w'ith Corsican mint. He 
described other sculptural elements. The children will range 
from infancy to 3 years of age. 

Discussion concerned the mixed use issue: Sharing of the area 
by diverse populations, securing it when children would occupy 
it, and how others in the area would be dealt with during 
periods of closure. Committee members discussed what kind of 
gate system will be used. Various arrangements were suggested. 



MINUTES CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PAGE 5 03/18/91 

V. ANTHONY STREET (Continued) 
Committee Recommendations: 

a. Investigate what restrictions upon closure are placed on 
this area as a city street. 

b. If there is closure, there should be a clear, public 
passage in front of it so people aren't walking down the 
street to suddenly find themselves blocked off. 

c. Be alert to the many different people using the space, 
and the need for security, particularly lighting. 

Ordered: 

Motion to approve the Anthony Street Urban Garden A 

encroachment /Phase I, conditional on Phase II solution 
of fence, sidewalk, lighting. 

Moved: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. JUNIPERO SERRA CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION 

Supplemental Review 

DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

Berry von Hungen Groth 

This project received Phase I and II approval from the Committee 
several months ago. However, since then, another design has 
been enthusiastically approved by the Recreation and Park 
Commission and the community. 

Berry von Hungen Groth presented drawings and described this 
design. The entryway has been redesigned with tilework and a 
stucco cap. The facade has also been redesigned in a more 
Spanish Colonial style due to the building's name and its 
proximity to Stonestown Shopping Center, which is in a similar 
vein. Medallions commemorating Junipero Serra are planned for 
the main entrance and at the kitchen side entry. The building 
is in rundown condition, and is in need of upgrading. The idea 
is to lighten up the appearance of the building and make the 
entrance more cheerful. 

The Commissioners preferred staying with the original fifties 
style of the building, rather than trying to make it appear to 
be something it isn't. The new design is confusing and the 
entrance pushes an inappropriate grandiosity. 

John Kriken made a brief sketch of a more acceptable design 
direction to the Committee. 



MINUTES 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



PAGE 6 



03/18/91 



VI. JUNIPERO SERRA (Continued) 



The Committee and Berry von Hungen Groth agreed to meet at 2 
p.m. on Monday, April 1, before the full Commission Meeting, 
see a new entrance design. This matter was continued until 
then . 



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to 



VII. UPPER MARKET STREET BEAUTIFICATION 

Municipal Railway 

Martha Ketterer 

Discussion 

Martha Ketterer described changes to the design, incorporating 
the Committee's earlier suggestions. A larger palm species, the 
Phoenix, will be used rather than the Vr'ashingtonia , spaced 25 
feet apart on Center, in planters. The larger tree and closer 
spacing will have greater visual impact and will tighten up the 
design. Cobbles set in cement will be on the ground. This 
planting design will go from Dolores to Castro Street. Some 
discussion followed and the Committee supported the new planting 
scheme . 



VIII. EMBARCADERQ PLAZA PLAN 

Progress Report 
John Kriken 

John Kriken reported that he met with Anne Halstead of the Port 
and CAO Rudy Nothenburg regarding the Embarcadero Roadway Plan. 
They discussed the addendum to the initial proposal, which 
creates additional time for further study, "Waterfront 
Transportation Project Proposal for Urban Design Consultant 
Service", dated March 12. A new drawing will be made for 
review. A four week period for intensive study of the conflicts 
and considerations needing to be synthesized was agreed upon. 
Some more discussion occurred. 



ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned at 
6:05 p.m. 

Submitted by: 




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Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



The Commission Secretary was unable to attend the meeting. 
Written Minutes are based upon tape recordi-ngs and notes taken 
by Arts Commission staff. 



city and County 
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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
S pecial Meeting 



MAYOI? 
ArtAgnos 



Monday, April 1, 1991 
2:30 p.m. 

Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Narx^Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Balru, Pti.D. 
Ral Y. Okannoto 
Dodle Rosekratv 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Junipero Serra Clubhouse Renovation 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 
Berry von Hungen Groth 



Phases 



I, II 



DOCUIVIENTS DEPT. 

SAN FRAMCJSCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMC Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Ucerues 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commisston Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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Son Francisco. CA 94102 

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^^SPblOiAli CLVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 



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25 Vail Ness Avenue - (Joinmi ss i on Meel. ing Uooin 

3:00 p.m. 

The fiieetirit^ was called to ordei' at J: 45 i>.iu. 



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NMYOR 
MAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

3attxira Sklar 
^resident 

'>Jancy Boas 
j/ice President 

i/ernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
<im Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
^nne Healy 
John Kriken 
?obert F. LaRocca 
^nnalla Mesa-flalns, Ph.D. 
?al Y. Okannoto 
!>odle Rosekrans 



^X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
•Ine Arts Museum 
•Ibrory Comrnlsslon, 
'lanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
.Gargle O'Drlscoll 



'ROGRAMS 

^rts Festivals 

;Mc Art Collection 

!^Mc Design Review 

Jelghborhood Arts 

"OPS Symphony Concorh 

'ubilc Art Program 

■treet Artists Licenses 



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tate-Local Partnership 

15-554-9677 

^rtHouse 

15-554-9679 



vrts Comnnlsston Gallery 
55 Grove Street 
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Commis sione rs Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Anne Heal v 



Commissioners Excused 

Joliu Kriken 
Rai okamoto 



S taff Pres ent 

Lemora Maitin, Acting i.'oiuini ss i on Secretary 

Junipero S erra Cl ubhouse Retio va tion 
DPW/Bureau of Architecture 

ben y von Hungen Grotli 

Today's piesenLation addressed concerns raised at the March 
18 l^egLilai- Committee meeting, regarding' tlie revised design, 
done subsequent to initial Pliase 1 and 11 appro\ al of 
several iiiontlis ago. 

Berry von Hungen Grotli presented di-awings from the March 18 
meeting", as well as more lecent drawing's responding to the 
Cofnnii 1 1 ee ' s concerns. 

The overaJl design has been streamlined and simplified, and 
tiie Spatiisli Colonial tla\'or is toned down. All tiles have 
been t^emoved from the enti-ance, and will be used in the 
bathrooms only. A window is above the main entrance, and 
the cornice and skylight have l^een i-eplaced with a slope 
loof. Both medallions have been remox'ed from tlie front and 
side of the building. A 36" band of wood is on the facade 
of the building, from the gi-oiind up. 

Bec:ause a (.iuoi'um was not i^resent, official Committee 
appro\'al could not be given. However, Commissioners Healy 
and LaRocca supported these latest design revisions and 
stated that they would recommeiid approx'al of Pliases I and 
II to the full C'ommission at today's Regulai- Monthly 
Meeting, during the i.'ommittee Report. 

Tlie meeting ad.joui'ned at 3:0i) p.m. 

Subnii t ted by : 





Lemora Martin, Acting Commission Secretary 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
^i:^ Special Meeting 
Wedi^sday, April IT, 1991 
9:00 s^.mV'^^C'^ 



Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



AYOR 
tAgnos 



I. 



Roll 



Phases 



OMMISaONERS 

jrbara SWar 
eskjent 

ancy Boas 
ce President 

emon Aley 

aniey Bchelbaum 

m Fowter 

ante! Genera 

nneHealy 

3tin Kriken 

obert F. LaRocca 

mata Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

odie Rosekrons 



< OFFICIO MEMBERS 

-eskjents of (tie 
ne Arts Museum 
txary CommisskDn, 
annhg Commlsskxi, 
actoation and Park 
.ommlsston 



III . New Main Library 

Pei Cobb, Freed 

Simon, Martin, Vegue, Winklestein, Morris 

Russ Abel , DPW/Bureau of Architecture 



IV. Ellis Q'Farrell Parking Garage 

Marie Zeiler, Wliisler Patri Architects 



I, II 



II 



V. Adjournment 



POCUMENTS DIPT* 



CTING DIRECTOR 
largie O'Drlscoll 



X3GRAMS 

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Mc Art Colectkxi 

Mc Design Review 

elgtibortxx>d Arts 

DPS Synrtphiony Cor>certs 

jtjik: Art Program 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April^Z, 1991 
3:00 pm ^<' 
Commission Meeting Room 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 






MYOR 
VrtAgnos 



;OMMISSIONERS 

Jobert F. LaRocca 
'resident 

vlancy Boas 
/ice President 

/emon Alley 

Stanley Eictielbcum 

<lm Fowter 

Darnel Gerero 

^nne Healy 

Jotin Kriken 

\nnalla fvtesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

?al Y. Okarrxjto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Bartxjra Skkar 



:X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of ttie 
-ine Arts Moseum 
Jbrary Commission, 
'tanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



I. ROLL PHASES 

II. Encroachment I, II & III 
Fence at 366 Arleta Avenue 

Nancy Cleveland 

III. BART Entrance Canopies on Market Street 
Discussion 

Robert Reynolds, Bechtel 
Richard Wenzel, BART 

IV. Embarcadero Freeway: Proposal to retain a portion 
Vicinity of Vallancourt Fountain 

A.W. Kirschbaum 

V. Greater Market Street Association: Market Street seating 
Request from the Association to take a position against 
a proposal to remove granite street-furniture on 
Market Street from 5th to 8th Streets. 

Discussion 

VI. Unfinished Business 



DIRECTOR 
i^kaire N. Isaacs 



VII. New Business 



VIII. Adjournment 




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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

3:00 PM 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 6 1991 

SAN FRANCloi^O 



Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:20 pm. 



ROLL 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED 



Robert La Rocca 



STAFF PRESENT: Margie O'Driscoll, Acting Director of 

Cultural Affairs 
Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 
Jill Manton, Director of Public Art 



II. ENCROACHMENT 

Fence at 366 Arleta Avenue 
Nancy Cleveland 

Ms. Cleveland presented photographs of house and existing 
fence and summarized her proposal to install a 5 '8" (1*8" 
higher than city allowance) open grill-work fence for 
security purposes. 

Ordered: MOTION TO APPROVE PHASES I, II and III. 



Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Approved 



III. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

The issue of removing granite seating along Market Street 
between 5th and 8th Streets was brought to the Civic Design 
Committee by the Greater Market Street Development 
Association--asking that a letter be sent by the Committee 
to the Director of Public Works opposing removal. 

The Public Works Department had held a public hearing on 
this issue the Friday prior (4/19/91) at which it was 
determined that the 34 seating units would cost 
approximately $2,000.00 each to remove and that permits for 



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removal would be issued upon Planning and Civic Design 
approvals . 

Much public testimony was received. Among those wanting the 
seating removed were hotel and merchant representatives and 
members of the San Francisco Police Department. Proponents 
of removing the seating presented the following points: 

1) that the seating becomes the setting, both 
specifically and generally, for alcohol and drug abuse, 
filth, during-the-night noise, home to the homeless, and 
criminal activities--const ituting a loss of revenue for 
merchants and the City; 

2) that, as public benches, the seating serves as a 
sanctuary — a person on one of the benches cannot be arrested 
for loitering. The police officers presented their 
statistics on arrests in that area; 

3 ) that the cost of removing the seating could be 
incurred by the businesses requesting their removal 
(specific to seating/business proximity). 

Among those presenting public testimony who opposed removal 
of the granite seating were representatives from the 
Coalition on Homelessness , the Greater Market Street 
Development Association, and San Francisco Beautiful. 
Opponents to the removal of the granite seating presented 
the following points: 

1 ) that the problem of smaller street crimes are not 
endemic of homelessness; 

2 ) that removal of the seating will not resolve the 
deeply complex issues of crime or homelessness; 

3 ) that the granite seating contributes to the 
humanistic and visual assets of Market Street. 

Acting Director of Cultural Affairs, Margie O'Driscoll, 
summarized possible actions that the Committee might take, 
either to give a blanket yes or no to removal, or to 
consider each removal proposal separately. 

Committee members agreed generally with the points presented 
of those opposed to removal of the seating and added several 
points of their own, as follows: 

1) that [individuals] simply paying money to affect 
urban design was not a good practice; 

2) that the seating is part of the public space and 
for all people to use; 

2 ) that the seating seems to have become the innocent 
victim of factions of the community at war with each other; 

3) that the situation on Market Street is a serious 
social problem effecting the quality of life in San 
Francisco which removal of the granite seating will not 
necessarily solve. 



A motion was made by Commissioner Kriken to table the issue 
for now until the Committee can observe the situation on 
Market Street first hand. Seconded and unanimously 
approved . 



IV. EMBARCADERO FREEWAY COMMEMORATIVE 

Staffmember Jill Manton briefed the Committtee on several 
informal proposals received by staff to retain a portion of 
the Embarcadero Freeway as a backdrop for the Vaillancourt 
Fountain. Public testimony yielded other points in support 
of preserving a piece of the freeway: as an historic element 
documenting the freeway, as a monument to the removal of the 
freeway and the earthquake--not necessarily in relation to 
the f ountain--and as an additional sculptural element in the 
new Embarcadero waterfront area. 

In discussion, each member of the Committee voiced some 
concern centered around issues of esthetics, funding, 
feasibility, liability, and appropriateness of the memorial 
concept. There were questions as to whether this falls 
within the purview of the Arts Commission. 

There was a majority opinion that the concept of 
commemorating the pedestrian's victory over the car was 
worth further development should citizens wish to continue 
with more formal proposals. This idea was generally 
supported by Tim Lilliquist of Recreation and Parks, who 
also stated that any such proposal should go to Rec/Park 
Commission as well. Jan Goldfluss of EDAW , a landscape 
design firm, volunteered his firm to do drawings and a site 
proposal . 

It was decided that staff would contact Doug Wright, Deputy 
Director of Transportation, to refer the issue to the Public 
Citizens Advisory Committee which has been formed to oversee 
recommendations for site-use of the new Embarcadero area. 

Motion made by Commissioner Okamoto, seconded, and approved 
by a two to one vote (Healy dissenting). 



V. BART: ENTRANCE CANOPIES ON MARKET STREET 

Presenting for the Canopy project were Richard Wenzel of 
BART and Robert Reynolds, Chief Architect for Bechtel. 

Wenzel and Reynolds met briefly with Market Street Design 
Team (Art Enrichment) members Topher Delaney and Andie 
Cochran just prior to today's Civic Design meeting. Design 
Team concerns, presented to the Committee by Bob Reynolds, 
staffmember Jill Manton and consultant Elanor Beaton, were 
mainly that of incorporating the Art Enrichment element of 
the Canopy Project in the overall design of the structures 
rather than as an afterthought. 

Wenzel stated that there are 48 BART entrances Bay Area-wide 
that will get canopies; 80% of them will be of a 
standardized ("typical") design with the remaining 20% 
designed specifically for the site ("atypical"). The 
primary purpose of the canopies is to provide BART entrances 
and users with weather protection and a protected and 
secured area for BART Maintenance to conduct escalator 
repairs. This is a Phase II discussion for 24 of the 
entrances, all on Market Street, and all of typical design. 

Committee members were shown slides of other cities' 
transportation canopies, including Edward Larabee Barnes's 
subway entrance in New York City. The new designs and 
subsequent discussion addressed Committee concerns of: art 
enrichment integral to design of structures, structures' 
compatibility with existing street furniture and trees, and 
climability. The Committee gave graphics, color and 
materials approval and decided that climability was not a 
major concern with the new designs. It was agreed that BART 
and Bechtal will hire a professional lighting consultant. 

The Committee concentrated its discussions thereafter on the 
new rounded design model. Commissioners Healy and Okamoto 
liked the continuation of the 30 degree angle from the 
escalator through the canopy design. Commissioner Kriken 
questioned it stating that the 30 degree angle was less 
important than the visual impact of the canopies as an 
object on the street. All agreed that the overhang was 
awkward in both size and angle. Committee members discussed 
the need for simplicity in design and geometric lines, 
particularly when considering the integration of artwork in 
the structure. 

The Committee recommended that BART and Bechtal continue 
developing the designs as discussed and that they arrange a 
meeting with the Market Street Design Team for a more 
extended design and art enrichment discussion. It was also 
decided that a special Civic Design meeting would be called 
early to mid-May to review the newest Canopy Project 
designs . 



VI. OLD BUSINESS 

Public testimony was received from citizens and members of 
San Francisco Tomorrow opposing the proposed movement of the 
Pioneer Monument (Ref: New Public Library, Civic Design 
Phase II, April, 17, 1991 and prior). Those who spoke 
voiced their concerns for historic preservation as well as 
the visual and physical impact of relocating the monument. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that there were contingencies on 
design approval such that, while the Commission favored 
movement of the monument, no final action can be taken until 
the Environmental Impact Report is released and the 
relocation of the monument is deemed feasible. Regardless, 
design review will come again to the Committee prior to 
Phase III. 

The group requested that they be specially informed about 
any Arts Commission or sub-committee meetings concerning the 
monument and that the Civic Design resolution recommending 
Phase II approval by the full Commission be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and placed in Committee report so the 
Commissioners could here more public testimony. 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
6:30 pm. 



Submitted by: 




Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Special Meeting 

Monday, May 13, 1991 

3:00 p.m. 



NMYOR 
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Commission Meeting Room - 25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 



COMMISSIONERS 

Boitxira Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elctielboum 
Kim Fowter 
Dardel Genera 
AnneHealy 
John Krtken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Balm, Fti.D. 
Ral Y. Okarrwto 
Dodle Rosekraru 



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II. BART Canopies 

Richard Wenzel , BART 
I)>esign Discussion 



III . Adjournment 



Phases 



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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Pkanning Commlsston, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Drlscoli 



PROGRAMS 
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CMc Art CoUectlon 
CMc Design Review 
Neighbortxxjd Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



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Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vemon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heaty 

Jotin Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okannoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Baitxsra Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
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Library Commission, 
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DIRECTOR 
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SPECIAL MEETING: May 13, 1991 

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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm. 
I . ROLL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED: 



John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Robert La Rocca 

Rai Okamoto 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 
Jill Manton, Director of Public Art 



II. 



BART CANOPIES/MARKET STREET 
PHASE II DISCUSSION 

Dick Wenzel, BART 
Bob Reynolds, Bschtel 



Bob Reynolds briefed the Committ 
10th meeting between Reynolds, W 
Street Design Team members Tophe 
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quarter-circle design, possibly 
door that would follow the line 
canopy as a half-circle when clo 
research the feasibility of such 
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element for each canopy be an ar 
drawing, rendered in metal rod, 
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Reynolds reported that the curved rolldown door was not 
feasible and presented the quarter-circle canopy design 
which included a vertical door, ample room for the 
maintenance crews, and an overhang. Committee members 
(igreod with the nowoBt qu»r ter-e i rclo denign &nd tha Da«!lign 
Team's suggestion for art enrichment. They questioned the 
resolution of the canopy's overhang and requested that 
Bechtel create an updated model with additional canopy 
designs for review at the May 20th Civic Design meeting. 



III. ADJOURNMENT: 

Submitted by: 



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The meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm. 

Molly Lambert. 



5a G E N D A 

^giVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
/iSAN FRANCISCO ^ARTS COMMISSION 
Monday'^ay 20, 1991 
3:00 pm, Regular Meeting 
Commission Meeting Room 
25 Van Ness Avenue, #70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 6 1991 

PUBUe UBRMKY 



I. Roll & Minutes PHASES 

II. PLAQUE FOR SHAKESPEARE GARDEN ENTRY GATES I, II, III 

Dept . of Recreation and Parks 

III. MULTI SERVICE CENTER/TEMP HOMELESS SHELTER I, II, III 

Asian Neighborhood Design 

IV. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION I 

Bureau of Architecture 

V. TOM WADDELL CLINIC 1,11 

Bureau of Architecture 

VI. ANTHONY STREET URBAN GARDEN II 

Jaymont Properties 

VII. MILLBRAE/SF WATER DEPARTMENT I, II 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VI I I. BART ENTRANCE CANOPIES II 

BART and Bechtel 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. NEW BUSINESS 

XI . ADJOURNMENT 




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Commissioner La Rocca called the meeting to order at 3; 15pm. 
I. ROLL & MINUTES 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LoRocca * 
President 

Narx;y Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Johin Kriken 

Anralio Mesa-Balre, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrar^ 

Bartxjra Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Pork 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT; Robert La Rocca 

Anne Healy 



COMMISSIONERS EXCUSED 



Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:25) 
John Kriken 



STAFF PRESENT: Molly Lambert, Acting Registrar 

Tonia MacNeil, Public Art Curator 
(during items IV and VII) 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of April 22, 1991 regular meeting. 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approv^ed 



II. PLAQUE FOR SHAKESPEARE GARDEN ENTRY GATES 

Department of Recreation and Parks 
Phases I, II, III. 

Park Planner Joanne Wilson and Friends of Recreation and 
Parks Administrator Leslie Schemel presented plans for and a 
rubbing of a bronze plaque for the entry gates of the 
Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park. 

The plaque read: These gates donated by 

Steve Silver 
Beach Blanket Babylon 
In memory of Cyril Magnin 

ORDERED : PHASE I , 1 1 , I II 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: approved by vote of Healy and LaRocca, no 

quorum. Will be placed on 6/3/91 Arts 

Commission agenda for resolution. 




III. HOMELESS SHELTER/1001 POLK 

Asian Neighborhood Design/Dept. of Social Services 

Douglas Fong , Asian Neighborhood Design 

Tara Lament , Bureau of Architecture 

Judith Schutzman, Department of Social Services 

PHASE I, II, III (REQUESTED) 

Project Architect Douglas Fong presented plans and drawings 
for the renovation of 1001 Polk (@ Geary). Judith Schutzman 
provided some background information on the project. 

Prior to the 1989 earthquake the building was privately 
owned and used as a car garage. It was subsequently 
purchased by the City with funds from the Red Cross and used 
as a temporary shelter. It is now being permanently fitted 
as a homeless shelter expected to house approximately 225 
people, half men and half women. Construction includes 
seismic work, interior renovations, and renovation of exits, 
entrances, and the handicap ramp. The project budget for 
this building is 2.7 million, 25% of which is City General 
Fund. Landmarks Board approval for the Geary Street exit is 
in-progress . 

After discussion. Committee members agreed to only grant 
Phase II With Contingencies at this time. Project managers 
will need to re-present to the Committee for Final Phase II 
and for Phase III approvals. The contingencies are: 

a) new elevations for the Geary Street entrance showing 
the new flush design rather than the angled design; 

b) Art Enrichment compliance. 

ORDERED: PHASE II, WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture, presented drawings and 
background information on the project. The police station 
is situated in the India Basin area of Bayview, on Newhall 
Street. The construction budget is approximately 2.5 
million. Art Enrichment compliance is in progress. 



Committee members had general comments on scale, proportion, 
materials and detailing. Specifically, they requested that 
the following issues be addressed prior to Phase II review: 

1) materials and color be specified, examples supplied 
where possible; 

2) public entrance/portico to community room off 
Newhall Street be reconsidered. Committee members felt 
current design was too different from the rest of the 
building . 

3 ) front entrance to also be reconsidered in terms of 
size and proportion and whether the canopy is necessary. 
Committee members felt the front entrance was overstated. 

4) placement and selection of street trees and fences; 

5 ) Art Enrichment opportunities be considered or 
identified with AE staff, such as: the lobby, community 
room, central court, etc. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. TOM WADDELL CLINIC/50 IVY STREET 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I, II 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture, presented drawings and 
summarized the project. The clinic, formerly called the 
Central Aids Clinic, is undergoing extensive renovation of 
its 6000 square foot interior, and reconstruction of the 
handicap entrance and the 2-car garage entrance. The garage 
area will become part of the clinic interior and its 
entrance will be transformed into a glass brick wall and 
standard door entrance. The project has both Landmarks 
Board and Building Inspection approval. 

Committee members generally approved of the design but asked 
that pedestrian-scale street lights and light, lacy leafed 
street trees also be installed to add a more human element 
to the now dreary ally. 

ORDERED: PHASE I. PHASE II, WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. ANTHONY STREET URBAN GARDEN/Encroachment 

Jaymont Properties 
Phase II Final 

Mark Stefan, Regional Vice President at Jaymont, re- 
presented the project to the Committee specifically 
addressing the Phase II contingencies placed by the 
Committee at its March 1991 meeting: to resolve placement 
and size of the sidewalk, whether a fence is necessary for 
dedicated play space for the children, and security 
lighting. 

Stefan stated that parks used for play space for children 
need not provide dedicated, enclosed space. In this case, 
however, the daycare operators will provide more 
supervisors. The sidewalk has been extended to make more 
room for pedestrians. Lighting will be attached to the 
building as well as on the ground--lighting the sculpture 
and up-lighting the trees. 

ORDERED: PHASE II FINAL 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VII. MILLBRAE/SF WATER DEPARTMENT 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase I, II 

To clarify terminology note that, within the Water 
Department and the PUC , the Millbrae project has Sector A, 
B, and C; and, within each sector are several construction 
phases. Sector A is completed as is Sector B, phase I. 
Being presented at this meeting is Millbrae Project Sector 
B, phase II--seeking Civic Design Phase II approval. 
Sector C, phases III (water quality) and IV (offices) will 
come to Civic Design for Phases I, II, III review at later 
dates . 

Ted Wisnia, Senior Project Manager, and architectural 
members of the Bureau's design team outlined the project and 
presented drawings. This project includes the North and 
South Shops, a fuel station, and landscaping (grading, 
drainage and plantings). The building are of a simple, 
functional design. They are being constructed of modular 
units of concrete masonry (composition stone) with steel 
roofing. The project budget for this Sector and phase is 
approximately 3-3.5 million. The budget for all Sectors and 
phases is approximately 10 million. 



This project includes extensive landscape design, including 
the preservation of a one hundred year old cork tree, 
numerous olive trees and other plantings and use of Art 
Enrichment funds to develop and implement a water- 
conservation, demonstration garden. Project managers and 
the Commission AE staff are pooling AE funds from all 
Sectors and phases of the Millbrae project to create the 
garden. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. BART ENTRANCE CANOPIES 

Dick Wenzel, BART 
Bob Reynolds, Bechtel 
Phase II, FINAL 

Bob Reynolds presented the newest designs for the canopy 
overhangs as requested by Civic Design at the May 13, 1991 
meeting. Upon discussion, Committee members selected the 30 
degree upward-lifted overhang design as being more dynamic 
and desirable. 

ORDERED: PHASE II, FINAL 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



IX. OLD BUSINESS 

Staff member Lambert delivered updates on several Civic 
Design business items. They were: 

1) New Library design. That a selection of staff 
members from the Arts Commission, Planning and DPW recently 
met to discuss timing and content of the Library EIR, 
clarification of contingency placed on Civic Design's Phase 
II approval for New Library design, and questions of purview 
and process for the Arts Commission relevant to the proposed 
movement of Pioneer Monument. 

Also that, concurrent with today's Civic Design meeting, 
Commission Acting Director Margie O'Driscoll was meeting 
with similar group of staff members and City Attorney Louise 
Renne to discuss the issues surrounding purview and process. 



2) Embarcadero Freeway Memorial. That the informal 
proposal to save a section of the Embarcadero Freeway as a 
commemorative had been, as requested by the Committee at its 
April 22, 1991 meeting, forwarded to the Embarcadero 
Citizens' Advisory Committee managed through Doug Wright, 
Deputy Mayor of Transportation. 

3) Market Street Granite Seating. That this item 
would appear on the June Civic Design agenda for further 
discussion . 



X. NEW BUSINESS 

No new business was presented. 



XI . ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 pm 

Submitted by: 

Molly Lambert ,{i' Acting Registrar 





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COMMISSIONERS 

Bartxjra Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Ailey 
Stanley Eictieibaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Kril<en 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalio tvtesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
CMC Design Revlev*^ 
Nelghbortxx)d Arts 
POPS Symptiony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING 



TUESDAY , JUNE 18, 1991 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM 
25 VAN NESS AVE. ROOM 70 
3:00 pm 



I. ROLL CALL PHASES 

II. MINUTES * 5/13/91 special meeting 

* 5/20/91 regular meeting 

* correction to 2/11/91 minutes 

III. 1 ELSIE STREET/ENCROACHMENT 1,11,111 

John & Rhonda Schmidt 

IV. 228 GRANT STREET/ENCROACHMENT I, II, III 

Levy Design Partners 

V. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND & BUILDING I 

Bureau of Architecture/Dept of Rec & Park 

VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS I 

PUC/Ut ilities Engineering Bureau 

VII. 343 SANSOME/LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT III 

Hines Interests Limited Partnership 

VIII. 1001 POLK/HOMELESS SHELTER II, III 

Asian Neighborhood Design 
Department of Social Services 

IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

Discussion 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

XI. NEW BUSINESS 

XII. ADJOURNMENT 



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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm. 
I. ROLL CALL 



COMMISaONERS 

Baitxara Sktar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon AHey 
Stanley Dch>elbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
AmeHealy 
John Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bairts, Pti.D. 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Connmission, 
Pkanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ACTING DIRECTOR 
Margie O'Driscoll 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
NeigtibortxxDd Arts 
POPS Symptiony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partneretiip 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



^rts Commlsston Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
115-554-9682 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 




John Kriken 

Anne Healy 

Bob La Rocca 

Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:20 pm i 



STAFF PRESENT: Molly Lambert 



II. 



MINUTES 



ORDERED 



MOVED : 



Approve minutes of 5/13/91 Special Meeting; 
approve minutes of 5/20/91 Regular Meeting; 
and, make correction to 2/11/91 Civic Design 
minutes to read "201 Harrison Street 
Encroachment/Phases I, II, III." 
La Rocca 



CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



III. 1 ELSIE STREET/ENCROACHMENT 

John and Rhonda Schmidt 
Phases I, II, III 

The Schmidt's presented sketches and photocopies of an 
existing fence which encloses a strip of public land 
adjacent to their property. The fence replaced a previous 
fence of similar height and material; the new fence 
eliminates a row of planter boxes, street side. The 
Schmidts claim that the fence is needed to keep trash from 
being dumped on the site (occurred prior to fence) and for 
security purposes. 

In opposition, neighbor Beverly Bagdorf presented 
photographs of the fence and site claiming that the fence 
was too stark and abrupt for the site. 

The Committee made the following contingencies for Phases I, 
II, III approv^al : 

1) to relocate back (length) of fence so that it is 
aligned with the house 

2) to pave around the perimeter, in front of fence 



3) to train plantings (green vines) to grow on street 
side of fence--all faces 

4 ) to accomplish the above tasks as soon as possible 
which will allow sufficient time for plantings to take hold 
and make a visual difference within six months. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, III WITH CONTINGENCIES 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. 228 GRANT STREET/ENCROACHMENT 

Levy Design Partners 
Phases I, II, III 

Victoria Reynolds presented drawings of the proposed 
encroachment and photographs of the site. The project 
consists of a single, non-structural, granite-clad, canted 
column at the entrance to the building. Materials are: 
black granite and green plaster. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, III 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AND BUILDING 

Bureau of Architecture ( BOA ) /Recreation & Park 
Phase I 

Project Architect Bob Nist presented schematic drawings and 
gave background information for the proposed project at 570 
Ellis Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. 

The Recreation and Park Department purchased the property 
(formerly an open lot and State garage) for development as 
an inner-city playcenter for Tenderloin District children up 
to the age of sixteen. Design considerations include: 
utilizing a friendly, residential (yet "civic") scale; 
compatibility with the neighborhood; limited landscaping so 
tarmac games can be played; children-only access to building 
and playground; small entrance to limit loitering; and, a 
fence design that would preclude its use as a hanging device 
for the sale of used clothing. These issues were discussed 
with and developed by neighbors of the project through 
public meetings and community interaction. 

Art Enrichment ( AE ) compliance has been initiated. 
Commissioner Healy suggested that AE possibilities be 
identified by the project's Phase II presentation. 

Commissioner La Rocca suggested that the BOA look into using 
colored asphalt in the playground to soften its look, 



especially since many of the surrounding buildings are tall 
and residential and will have an overview of the playground 

Committee members generally agreed that the project 
successfully addresses many of the design and use issues 
previously identified but that the visual impact of the 
building is thematically overstated--particularly in 
reference to the use, or amount of use, of half -timbers . 
Committee members unanimously agreed that the design of the 
building needed to be stylistically simplified. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

P. U . C . /Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase I (proposed) 

Richard Clair presented drawings of surface restrooms 
planned for installation at the "M" and "J" terminals. 

Commissioner La Rocca questioned why new designs were being 
considered when a design for operator restrooms was approved 
through Civic Design (and implemented) approximately two 
years ago. Clair stated that to his knowledge the new 
design was to be less expensive to build and better 
designed . 

The Committee requested that some background on the decision 
for redesign and the old plans be brought back to Civic 
Design for further Phase I consideration. 

ORDERED: PHASE I denied/postponed 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously denied/postponed 



VII. 343 SANSOME/LEIDESDORFF STREET DEVELOPMENT 
Hines Interests Limited Partnership 
Phase III 

Jim Morrison and Art Thompson reviewed the project to date 
and presented final project details, including discussion of 
pavement finishes, plantings and furniture. 

The project will use irregular groupings of 24" potted 
shrubs and benches. Plant types were previously reviewed 
and approved. Benches and trash bins previously presented, 
but not finalized, by the Committee were wooden; Morrison 
and Thompson presented new bench and bin designs made of 
metal of which the Committee approved. 



Concerning pavement the Committee suggested that the black 
concrete be a two punch pour, broom finish, continuous tone 
(not dusted or painted) with ground silica to create a black 
and grey "metallic" look. 

Morrison and Thompson agreed to the above recommendations. 

ORDERED: PHASE III 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. 1001 POLK/HOMELESS SHELTER 

Asian Neighborhood Design 
Department of Social Services 
Phase 11,111 

Wayne Barcelon of AND presented advanced plans for the 
project which included solutions to recommendations made by 
the Committee during Phase I approval. He stated that 
Landmarks approval was completed and that the project was 
exempt from Art Enrichment compliance although they will be 
doing some voluntary restoration of architectural elements 
as well as some art classes and programs once the facility 
is in operation. 

The Committee discussed and approved of the redesign of the 
Polk and Geary Street entrances and the Geary Street exit. 
They also reviewed and approved of the exterior lighting 
plans. Barcelon added that the whole neighborhood has 
recently had a street lighting upgrade. 

ORDERED: PHASE I I, III 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING 

This was a follow-up discussion from the April 22, 1991 
Civic Design meeting. (Note: the terms "bench" and 
"seating" are used interchangeable). 

Since April, Committee members had the opportunity to review 
use of the granite seats and the following observations were 
offered : 

* the benches are equidistant from the curb at each 
location on Market Street and are placed either singularly, 
in pairs, or in clusters of three. 

* single or pairs of benches attract a variety of 
usage, like mother's feeding children or workers eating 
lunch, whereas the clusters of benches can tend to become 
more of a hangout--which leads to a conflict between 
business and public use. 



* the benches in front of the UN Hotel tend to be a 
cluster hangout. 

* none of the benches were in the way of doorways. 

* there is a reasonable turnover in use of the seating, 
except in front of the UN Hotel. 

After discussion, the Committee rendered the following 
policy concerning the proposed removal of granite seating on 
Market Street: 

1) None of the seating will be removed; 

2) the Arts Commission, under advisement of the Civic 
Design Review Committee, will consider relocation approval 
for individual benches only when special circumstances exist 
where the placement of the bench is in substantial conflict 
with the public benefit; 

3) should a bench be approved for relocation, it will: 

a) be placed within the existing corridor of 
Market Street served by the granite seating, 

b) be placed in an equally, or more, sunny site, 

c) re-establish the brick pattern consistent with 
the surrounding sidewalk; 

4) fiscal responsibility for relocation of a bench will 
be determined and administered by the Department of Public 
Works; fiscal responsibility will not be incurred or 
administered by the Arts Commission; 

5 ) recommendation of relocation sites to the Arts 
Commission (via Civic Design Review) is the responsibility 
of the Department of Public Works. 

ORDERED: MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING POLICY 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



X. OLD BUSINESS 

Staff member Lambert distributed copies of a City Attorney's 
opinion concerning purview, or lack therein, of the Arts 
Commission over design review of the Legion of Honor's 
Seismic Upgrade/Master Plan Project and over architectural 
projects of the Fine Arts Museums in general. 
(Ref: Arts Commission meeting of June 3, 1991) 



XI. NEW BUSINESS/ADJOURNMENT 

There being no new business to conduct, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:35 pm,. ,/ 



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I. ROLL CALL 

II. MINUTES: Approval of 18 June 1991 minutes 

III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 
PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

IV. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 
Bureau of Architecture 

V. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Recreation and Parks Department 

VI. MOSCONE/HOWARD STREET 

Staff Report: Tonia MacNeil 

VII. EMBARCADERO ESPLANADE 
Staff Report: Jill Manton 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 

VIII. NEW BUSINESS 

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I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 



)MMISSIONERS 

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inley Elchelbaum 

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Commissioners Present: John Kriken (departed 4:30 pm 

Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Acting Program Director, Civic Design 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE ITEM REMOVED FROM AGENDA AT THE 
REQUEST OF THE RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT 



MINUTES 

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the following corrections to agenda 
IX. MARKET STREET GRANITE SEATING: 
#1, text should read "the benches 
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MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS (New Design) 
PUC/Utilit ies Engineering Bureau 
Phase I (requested) 

MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS (Old Design) 




Gene Gee, Principal Architect, and Ken Jew, Senior Project 
Manager, presented the previously approved drawings for the 
Old Design of the operator restrooms as requested by the 



Committee at its June 1991 meeting. The Old Design had been 
approved by the Arts Commission several years ago and are in 
use at various MUNI locations. 

muni's main concern with the Old Design is safety. The Old 
Design, where the entry door is center front (along the 
length of the structure), creates a narrow clear space 
making it difficult for MUNI operators to enter without 
getting too close to the tracks in many cases. They also 
expressed MUNI's desire to design a structure that was less 
expensive to produce and maintain. 

Committee members recommended that MUNI use the Old Design 
with one change to the design: that ttie entry be moved to 
the side of the structure, allowing for safe approach and 
passage into the structure. In addition, they reiterated 
their preference for the Old Design citing its utilitarian 
appearance (like a mechanical shed) rather than the more 
outhouse appearance of the New Design. 

ORDERED: PHASES I, II, III WITH CONTINGENCIES (OLD DESIGN) 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 
Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Project Architect Gary Hoy presented background and design 
concepts for the project. Taraval Police Station, located 
on 24th Avenue between Santiago and Taraval, is undergoing a 
major remodel under the Earthquake Preparedness Bond. This 
includes a change in the building footprint as minor 
expansions to the basement level, the main floor, and the 
2nd story. The design of the new section of the structure 
attempts to expand upon the existing character of the 
building. The chain link fence at the gateway to t)ie 
station will be replaced by a masonry and metal gate. 
Details concerning landscaping and materials will come with 
Phase II review. 

ORDERED: PHASE I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREET 
Staff Report and Discussion 

Curator Tonia Macneil, utilizing a model and detail boards, 
summarized the scope and intent of the proposed art 



enrichment pro.iect by tlie art ist /architect team of Martinez, 
Petropoulos & White. 

Commissioner Kriken expressed his concern that Civic Design 
be given proper time to officially review the pro.iect. Both 
Kriken and Commissioner Okamoto questioned whetlier this 
pro.iect fell solely under the review of the Visual Arts 
Committee; both felt that it lias significant Ci\ic Design 
impl ications . 

Commissioner Healy felt strongly that this pro.iect falls 
clearly under the review of the Visual Arts Committee and 
reminded the Committee that two of the four members of the 
Civic Design Committee are also members of the Visual Arts 
Committee and hav^e been an integral part of tlie Howard 
Street art enrichment process. 

It was decided t.hat Commissioners Kriken and Healy, Chairs 
of the Civic Design and Visual Arts Committees respectively, 
will discuss the issue further with Commission Chair Sklar. 



(Commissioner Kriken departed the meeting). 



VI. EMBARCADERO PROMENADE PROJECT 
Staff Report and Discussion 

Public Art Director Jill Manton briefed the Committee on the 
plans for the new Embarcadero area and presented a model and 
summary of the art ist /archi tec t art enrichment proposal of 
the Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon team. Emilio Cruz of the 
CAO ' s office was present for questions. 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no additional business of the Committee, the 
meeting was ad.Journed at 5:00 pm . 



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ROLL CALL 



MINUTES 



Approval of 15 July 1991 minutes 



65 NEWBURG STREET/Encroachment 

Jon Twichell & Associates 
Phases: I, II, III 



567 GOLDEN GATE ( STARMART ENTRANCE ) /Encroachment 

Twinkle, Inc. /Martha Keller for Jeremiah Tower 
Phases 1, II, III 



555 GOLDEN GATE & 150 REDWOOD ALLEY 
(STARS ENTRANCES) /Encroachment 

Twinkle, Inc. /Martha Keller for Jeremiah Tower 
Phases I, II, III 



CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM BRIDGE 

SF Water Department 

San Mateo County, Department of Public Works 

Phase I 



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Bureau of Architecture 
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VIII. FIRE STATION #37 ( POTRERO HILL) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 



IX. MOSCONE PARK BUILDING EXTENSION (MARINA DISTRICT) 
Recreation and Parks Department 
Phases I, II, III 



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X. PORSTMOUTH SQUARE 

Recreation and Parks Department 
Phase II 



XI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Phase I 



XII. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE & ENCROACHMENTS 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
Phase III 



XIII. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AND BUILDING 

Bureau of Architecture 
Recreation and Parks Department 
Phase II Final 



XIV. NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners 

Simon, Mart in-Vegue , Winklestein & Morris 

Phase II Final 



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XVI. NEW BUSINESS 

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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:18 pm. 

I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 

Commissioners Present: John Kriken 

Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Acting Program Director, Civic Design 



II. MINUTES 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of 7 July 1991 Regular 

Meeting 
MOVED: Healy 
CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



III. 65 NEWBURG STREET/Encroachment 

J o ri T w i c h e 1 1 fie A s s o c i a t e s 
Phases 1,11,111 

Mr. Tvvicliell presented drawitigs for a fence encroachment 
(both for extra height and placement) onto a sidewalk that 
boarders a private yard. Upon review the Committee made the 
following recommendations: 

* create a planting strip along the property side of 
the fence ; 

* establish, within six months, visible vine growth 
that can cascade over tlie fence onto the street side. 

* plant suggestions: trumpet vine, jasmine or similar. 

ORDERED : Phases I , 1 1 , 1 1 1 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. 567 GOLDEN GATE/555 GOLDEN GATE/150 REDWOOD ALLEY 

Encroachments/Starmart and Stars Entrances 
Twinkle, Inc. 
Phases I, II, III 

Martha Keller presented photographs of the entrances 
and the proposed placement of potted trees and carved, 
decorative lions ( f oo dogs). The Committee questioned the 
compatibility of the Italian styled terracotta pottery with 
the Chinese pieces and stipulated that they be placed 
further apart and that the carved pieces be placed on 
pedestal (stone or concrete, simple and attractive). The 
Committee expressed their appreciation for both these 
elements stating that they added more life to the street. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III with contingencies 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: Unanimously approved 



V. CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM BRIDGE 

San Mateo County/DPW 

San Francisco Water Department 

Phase I 

Gerald Green, Senior Engineer with the County of San Mateo 
Department of Public Works, briefed the Committee on the 
history of the dam and bridge, the proposed replacement of 
the bridge and improvements Lo the bridge environs. The 
project budget is approximately 3.5 million. 

The dam was constructed in the 1890s; the bridge was 
constructed on Lop of Liie dam in 1923. The San Andreas 
faulL is 1000 feet awa,\' fi-om the dam which withstood the 
1906 earthquake without damage. The County recently 
conducted a seismic study of the bridge in which it was 
concluded that the bridge would collapse in a big quake. 

The (.'oiinty is cuii'enLly completing an evaluation of the 
historic significance u f both bridge and dam. To date, the 
dam has significant National Register of Historic Places 
potential. An EIR is in progress with CalTrans and the 
Federal Highway Administration. A 4-F statement is also in 
progress . 

Jim Leverson, Bridge Architect, presented specifics of 
bridge design and criteria. First, the bridge must be 
seismically secure to witlistand a severe quake and it must 
follow the same curve created by the dam. Second, the 
County wants to increase public access and use of the bridge 
by adding pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails on 
either side of the vehicular lanes. This would also allow a 
view of the reservoirs fiom the bridge and the possibility 



of extending the Sawyer Camp Trail over the bridge and onto 
the old road system; this is currently in negotiation 
between the Counties of San Francisco and San Mateo. Third, 
San Mateo is planning to create an overlook area with bike 
racks and parking. 

In design, Leverson stated that they were making an effort 
to place the piers that hold up the section of the road over 
the spillway further back into the shadows than they are 
now--in order to diminish their visual impact — or to 
eliminate them using a parabolic span that widens into two 
transition spans. 

Commissioner Kriken initiated committee recommendations by 
suggesting that the bridge be treated as the visual leading 
edge when looking at the western face of the dam (Lower 
Reservoir/pedestrian trail side). He also suggested the 
architects pay special attention to the height and design of 
the railing so it too can be utilized as a strong horizontal 
visual element; he suggested it be visually strong at 42" 
and open above that. These points were generally agreed 
upon by the Committee. The project managers stated that the 
railing will be approximately 1 1/2 times the existing 
railing. Commissioner Kriken pointed out that if code 
dictates the height of such a railing being used on an 
equestrian trail, than this needs to be taken into account. 
The Committee discussed the design of the support technique 
for the pedestrian way and recommended that a bracket-like 
design be explored — one that would utilize the light and 
dark shadow interplay tliere. 

A discussion concerning tlie placement and designation of the 
pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trails identified several 
unresolved issues: 

* should the equestrian and pedestrian trail be one 
trail, as is the cvirrent design, since horse droppings may 
spoil the way for walkers; how will the droppings be 
controlled since it would not be desirable for them to make 
their way either onto the dam or into the v\?ater. 

* will equestrians be required to walk their horses 
across the bridge since the bridge sui-face will be wrong for 
riding and horses may need to be lead due to distraction 
from vehicular traffic. Commissioner Healy pointed out that 
this may change code requirements for the equestrian trail — 
is it an equestrian trail on the bridge or is it a trail 
where pedestrians lead a horse. 

* should bicycles et al ( rollerbladers etc. ) have their 
own lane because of their speediness. 

ORDERED: Phase I with recommendations 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. FIRE STATION #2 (Chinatown) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I requested 

Clyde Cohen, Project Architect, presented a model and 
described the plans for Fire Station #2 located on Powell 
Street at Fisher Alley. The existing station will be 
demolished and the new design built in its footprint. 
Art Enrichment compliance is in progress. 

The Committee disapproved the design, citing the following 
objections : 

* selection of massing materials ( pre-cast concrete 
with a board pattern surface) as being unsympathetic to the 
neighborhood; colored, quality stucco was suggested; 

* prism-like design of the bay windows rather than the 
more traditional bay windovi/ prevalent throughout the city; 

* design of the canopies over the telescoping doors; 

* awkward concenti-at ion of elements in one area of the 
front (glass canopies, garage doors, alleyway, bay windows, 
decorative facade elements, deck and railings, columns, and 
the corner angle ) . 

ORDERED: no motion was ordered. 



VII. FIRE STATION # 37 (Potrero Hill) 

Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 

Bruce Flynn, Project Architect, presented site photographs 
and drawings of the proposed reconstruction of the Fire 
Station at 798 Wisconsin Street. The unreinforced masonry 
structure is planned for demolition with only the old front 
facade being retained as an historical element to the 
design. Flynn pointed out that the front entrance will be 
on the 20th Street side of the building which will allow a 
redesign of the interior space to include improved employee 
facilities, including those specifically for women. 

The Committee questioned use of the old facade as an 
historic reference, citing misgivings about this practice in 
general and specifically in this case since the facade was 
not historically rated. It was agreed that this deserved 
further investigation; it was also noted that the project 
was to go to City Planning for an Environmental Evaluation 
as well . 



Committee members complimented the design on its scale and 
massing . 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. MOSCONE PARK BUILDING EXTENSION 
Recreation and Parks Department 
Phases I, II, III 

Manager of this project Jon Hunttinger with the Rec/Park 
Department described plans to extend an existing structure 
on the park to include an area for tool storage. He 
presented photographs of the site located at Webster and Bay 
Streets showing the poured concrete pad already in place 
from prior construction to hold a utility trailer. Plans 
include the reestablishment of Virginia creeper vines around 
the structure. 

Committee members identified two contingencies: that the 
roofing material be green shingle and that flat skylights be 
used . 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III with contingencies 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IX. PORSTMOUTII SQUARE PHASE I REHAB (UPPER LEVEL) 

Recreation and Park Department 
Phase II 

Park Planner Debra Learner and Landscape Architect John 
Thomas ( DPW/BOE ) presented background information and plans 
for this next stage in the Portsmouth Square renovation 
project . 

Overall, the upper plaza will receive a more formal design 
treatment with dominant use of the octagon in both pavement 
(light bluish-grey) pattern and landscape furniture. 
Programatic and trafficking needs will improve and the upper 
level children's area will be expanded. Existing benches 
will be replaced with metal and wood ones, with the wood 
painted cinnabar red. The lighting fixtures will also be 
replaced. Committee members reviewed photographic examples 
of each and approved of the selection. Plantings will be 
upgraded and increased, with more lawn area in response to 
community input. The planting plan includes: evergreen and 
deciduous trees, raised annual beds and a selection of 
bonsai pruned evergreen pears. 



Commissioner La Rocca suggested that they consider using the 
hexagon shape which may be more in harmony with the Chinese 
architectural character of the park and environs. Also, 
that the designers create a dominant design element or area. 

ORDERED: Phase II with contingencies (revised paving 

patterns ) 
MOVED: La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



X. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phase I 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect and Project Manager with 
the Agency, presented the plan for plantings in the median 
which includes: low plantings in the central area to 
preserve the sight-lines between Verba Buena Gardens and St. 
Patrick's Church; and, on the East and West ends of the 
median, flowering pear trees. Upon discussion with the 
Committee, Carney agreed to consider decreasing the number 
and area of low shrubs and increasing the number and area of 
trees . 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



XI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE SIDEWALK 
AND COLUMNS/Encroachments 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phases 1,11,111 

Bill Carney presented plans for treatment of the sidewalk 
area and bridge columns ( sheathed aluminum panel ) . 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, I II 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



XII. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 

SP' Redevelopment Agency 
Phase III requested 

Architect Lawrence McKwen of MGA Partners, Philadelphia, 
briefed the Committee on the major design elements of the 
bridge and showed samples of materials, which included: 
sierra white granite, glass, and aluminum panel. The 
underside of the bridge will have two slight arches where it 



was previously squared off and the upperside will have one 
slight arch. The grating/railing used on the bridge will 
inherit the planting materials along the railing span. The 
railing is 3.5 feet high. 

After discussion, the Committee deferred action on this item 
until the next meeting when they would like to review design 
and matei'ials in more detail and, should Phase III approval 
be requested, construcLion documents. 

ORDERED: no motion was ordered. 



(Commissioner La Rocca departed the meeting at 6:00 pm ) 



XIII. NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners 

Simon, Mart in-Vegue , Winklestein & Morris 

Jim Freed and Cathy Simon presented a brief recapitulation 
of the exterior and interior designs and highlighted recent 
changes made to the original design. Overall, the new 
design is less contemporary. 

Changes were made to the Grove Street entrance and to the 
Hyde and Gro\e Street facades, now including two levels of 
plantings (rather than one), light fixtures, an upper and 
lower band of steel ( ratlier than the regularly spaced bands 
spanning the height), and a more prominent tower design. 

Committee members felt the massing of the new design was 

still good but that it was a more conservative design, less 

dynamic, and that they preferred the previous and original 
design. 

They requesteti that prior to Phase III approval the 
architects refine the trellis design and the glass treatment 
at the Grove Street entrance. 



ORDERED 



Phiase II (pending EIR compatibility) 



Witliout a quoriun, no vote could be taken; the item will go 
before the full Commission under Committee Report. 



XIV. ADJOURNMENT 



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16 August 1991 
19 August 1991 
28 August 1991 



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Bureau of Architecture 
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I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 



Commissioners present: 



Staff Present 



John Kriken, Chair 
Anne Healy 
Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto 



Molly Lambert 

Joanne Chow Winship (arrived 3:30) 

Susan Pontious (during Agenda Item IV.) 



Ms. Lambert announced that agenda item III. has been 
eliminated at BART ' s request and stated that she would give 
an update of that project to the Committee under Old 
Business . 



II. MINUTES 

Lambert asked that the Committee consider a revision to the 
August 19th minutes. Minutes item V., Crystal Springs Dam 
Bridge, third paragraph to read: 

"The County has completed an evaluation of the historic 
significance of both bridge and dam. The dam apparently 
qualifies for placement in the National Register of Historic 
Places. The preparation of a 4-F statement and Finding of 
Effect is in progress with Caltrans and the Federal Highway 
Administration. " 

ORDERED: Approve minutes of 19 August Regular Meeting, and 

28 August Special Meeting. 
MOVED: La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



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Bureau of Architecture 
Phase I 




Fire Station #2 is a new structure replacing an older, 
seismically unsound building. The neighborhood is mostly a 
residential/retail mix. Project Architect Clyde Cohen 



presented drawings and addressed design concerns voiced by 
the Committee at its August 19th meeting. Changes to the 
design include: 

* exterior will now use stucco instead of concrete; 

* roof level is now squared off at Fisher Alley; 

* shape of the Bay window is now more traditional; 

* canopies over the telescoping doors are now more 
simplified, lighter (glass with light-weight steel 
framing ) . 

Committee members generally agreed that the design could use 
even more simplification, particularly the upper level. 
Where previously they felt the design was too commercial, 
they questioned now whether this redesign is too 
residential. They recommended that the upper level be 
reconsidered and that the architect change the balcony and 
Bay window treatments to visually simplify the horizontal 
line. The Committee also asked that metal ballards be used 
instead of metal sheathing at the garage entrances. 

ORDERED: Phase I 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



IV. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase II 

Jim Nelson of MUNI and Richard Clair of the PUC/UEB 
presented final design and materials selections for the 
revised MUNI operator restrooms. 

Because MUNI is having such a serious maintenance problem 
with the current design (graffiti on a rough concrete 
surface) they are proposing to use white glazed 4 x 6" 
vertical tile with dark grey grout. This latest proposed 
design has the entrance to the restroom on the side of the 
structure since the interior lay-out would not work with the 
door on the end. The door color will match the grout. 

ORDERED: Phases I, 1 1, II I 

MOVED: Healy 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



V. MILLBRAE SECTOR B, PHASE II 

SF Water Department 
PUC/Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Phase III 

Project Engineer Stanley Kresicki of the PUC/UEB presented 
construction documents for the Millbrae SectorB, Phase II 
project which includes several workshop buildings and 



surrounding grounds. Discussion was brief and focused 
mainly on the planting plans, particularly the removal of a 
eucalyptus row and the planting of a redwood grove in its 
stead along the northwest edge of the site. 

ORDERED: Phase III 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VI. OLD BUSINESS (BART CANOPIES) 

Staff member Lambert gave an update of the BART Canopies 
project, namely that BART and Bechtel have made several 
presentations to Planning Department staff and Commission 
and that some questions arose from them concerning design 
approval specifics, overall approval process and the role of 
the Planning Commission/Department, if any. 

Committee members generally agreed that it is beneficial to 
have constructive input from other City Departments when 
relevant, but that such input should not imply a sharing of 
mandated purview. 

The Committee asked Lambert to request copies of any written 
comments BART may have received from Planning or other civic 
or community groups who have reviewed the project as well as 
any additional visual materials (photo-montage etc. ) BART 
and Bechtel may have developed since they last met with 
Civic Design/Arts Commission. There was some discussion 
suggesting that prior to Phase III Civic Design review, the 
Committee may ask to see a mock-up of one of the canopies. 

Commissioner La Rocca stated that the Arts Commission, via 
the Civic Design Review Committee, should take a lead role 
in communications witii Planning, as well as BART. The 
Committee was in agreement. Committee and staff also agreed 
to develop better methods to interact with Planning earlier 
in the review process wiien advantageous. 



VTT. YERBA BUENA GARDENS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 

SF Redevelopment Agency 
Phases I, II, III 

Bill Carney of Redevelopment and Architect Fred Foote 
presented construction documents for the pedestrian bridge 
that connects CB2 witli CB3 . Subsequent committee discussion 
mainly confirmed overall design elements, materials and 
structural specifications including the following: 

* The walkway measures 13' by 20' with black and white 
granite in a chevron-like pattern and low-level recessed 
lighting every ten feet; 



* there are two rectangular bar, welded steel rails. 
The interior one is a pedestrian handrail, the exterior a 
guardrail that also serves as support for the plantings--a 
herringbone trellis design; 

* the plantings are of the gooseberry family and are 
expected to partially incorporate with the guardrail; 
because of the wind factor in that location they may need to 
be tied to the structure for initial establishment. The 
planting receptacles are irrigated and drained; 

* the superstructure consists of a double arched span. 
The two arches are dissimilar due to the location of the 
columns--determined by existing weight load from 
subterranean Moscone Complex; 

* the support columns are round and covered in the 
same white steel panel used on Moscone and the other Verba 
Buena structures. 

NOTE: Staff member Lambert clarified placement of this item 
on the agenda for Phases I, II and III approval. Whereas 
this project has come before this Committee several times 
prior, for Phases I and II, those minutes did not clearly 
reflect specific approval for the bridge. Lambert felt it 
necessary and proper to have full and clear approvals. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: Okamoto 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VIII. NEW BUSINESS 

Cultural Affairs Director Joanne Chow Winship asked the 
Committee to consider a motion to the full Commission to 
extend Molly Lambert's contract through November 16, 1991. 

ORDERED: Motion for extention of contract to Molly Lambert 

through November 16, 1991. 
MOVED: Healy 
CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

TVie meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm . 



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Recreation and Park Department 
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EMBARCADERO PLAZA PROJECT 

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Commissioner Kriken called the meeting to order at 3:12 pm. 

I. ROLL CALL & AGENDA 

Commissioners Present: John Kriken, Chair 

Bob La Rocca 
Rai Okamoto (arrived 3:45pm) 

Staff Present: Molly Lambert 

Joanne Chow Winship 

Jill Manton (during items VI and VII) 

Lambert asked that items VI and VII be taken at approximately 
3:45 pm since Curator Jill Manton is presenting and she will need 
to leave early for another meeting. 

Approval of minutes will be taken when a quorum has been reached. 
Items approved without a quorum will go to the full Commission 
under Committee Report. 

II. LEIDESDORFP STREET DEVELOPMENT/ADDITIONAL BOLLARDS 
Hines Interests 

Phases I, II, III 

Art Thompson presented plans for ten horsehead bollards to be 
placed on Halleck Street, around the corner from the Leidesdorff 
development. The bollards will be painted black and match those 
already installed on Leidesdorff. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: No motion could be made and approved without a quorum; 
Committee members present voiced their approval. 

III. FENCE ENCLOSURE: MISSION STREET PLAYGROUND 
Recreation and Park Department 

Phases I, II, III 

Dennis Neal presented background information, photographs and a 
site plan of the playground area and the proposed fence. The 
area is currently used for a variety of illegal activities 
particularly inappropriate to a children's playground. The 
Department would like to enclose the play area with a four foot 
high, standard chain-link, cyclone fence. If budget allows, they 



will use a vinyl-clad link. Committee members urged the 
Department to use black vinyl-clad. 

ORDERED: Phases I, II, III 

MOVED: No motion could be made or approved without a quorum; 
Committee members present voiced their approval. 



IV. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 

Staff Update: Jill Manton 

Manton listed the consulting firms that were selected for the 
Embarcadero Plaza study. They are currently in the contract 
process with the Planning Department. They are: 

Urban Design & Landscape Architecture -- ROMA et al 
Pedestrian Planning — ROMA et al 
Cost Estimation -- Don Todd 

Public Art & Graphic Design — Helene Fried (curator) 

Tom Marioni (artist) 
Keilani Tom (graphic designer) 

Commissioner Kriken asked that Civic Design have an initial 
review session with ROMA, as well as several periodic reviews 
throughout the process. 

Manton asked that Committee members review and comment on the 
Central Embarcadero Urban Design and Transportation 
Recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee that were 
distributed with the agenda packets. She will relay comments to 
the Citizens Advisory Committee; or, should Civic Design want a 
more formal review, such arrangements would have to be made with 
the Planning Department. 



V. WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT 
Staff Update: Jill Manton 

Sasaki is the Urban Design consultant for the Waterfront 
Transportation Project, under the City's Chief Administrator's 
Office. They will review and comment upon existing urban design 
criteria to the Port who has ultimate authority over design and 
development . 

Kriken requested that staff contact the CAO's office as soon as 
possible to formalize role of Civic Design, both in these early 
stages and throughout the review process. He would like Civic 
Design contact with Sasaki by mid-November. 

VI. YERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 
SF Redevelopment Agency 

Phase II 

Committee members reviewed revisions to the lay-out and planting 



plans which included considerations to tree spacing, pedestrian 
traffic sightlines, street furniture, utilities and curb cuts. 
Trees will be Bradford Pear (flowering) and will have metal tree 
grates and guards when used on sidewalks. Central median will 
include shrub beds. Plantings will be irrigated. 

At either end of the central median, the Agency plans to install 
two, 3 foot, white carved granite YBC insignia pylons. 
Commissioner Kriken suggested the Agency consider adding the date 
to the pylons. 

ORDERED: Phase II 

MOVED: La Rocca 

CONSENSUS: unanimously approved 



VII. NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Kriken recommended that the Arts Commission review 
current standards for Commission-approved street artist 
structures as well as selection and quality control procedures. 
After discussion it was decided that this would be handled 
initially at staff level with subsequent recommendations to Civic 
Design and Street Artists Committees. 



VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

It was generally agreed that for subjects of mutual interest 
between the Civic Design Committee of the Arts Commission and the 
Planning Department or Commission, a method of cooperative input 
should be established and implemented. Winship will contact 
Wayne Hu, Chair of the Planning Commission. 



IX. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 



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John Kriken 
Anne Healy 
Robert LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Reveiw Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the October 21, 1991 Civic Design Review Committee meeting 
were approved as presented. 

MOVED: LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous 

III. VERBA BUENA GARDENS MISSION STREET MEDIAN 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 

Bill Carney, Willie Lang (Omi Lang Assoc.) 

Phase III 

Bill Carney of the Redevelopment Agency and Willie Lang of Omi Lang Assoc, 
presented the plans of the Mission Street Median identifying previous 
Committee concerns. Phase III was approved as presented. 
(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes August 19, 1991 Phase I 
approval; October 21, 1991 Phase II approval) 



ORDERED: Yetba Buena Gardens Mission Street Median 

Phase III 
MOVED: LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous 

IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 

Bureau of Architecture 
Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 
Phase II 



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IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND (cont.) 

Mr. Robert Nist of the Bureau of Architecture briefly reviewed the project 
located to 570 Ellis in the Tenderloin area of the city. Two proposed 
modifications to the exterior of the building which addressed 
Commissioner's concerns raised during the Phase I approval of the project 
were presented. Commissioners preferred the design which eliminated most 
of the half-timbers from the exterior. One change identified by Mr, Nist 
involved the tile roof. The roof would now utilize a green celadon tile. 
The Committee thought the green tile to be very desirable. Exterior 
building color and window molding colors were discussed and the Committee 
requested that variations of proposed colors be presented at the December 
meeting. Landscape Architecture will also be asked to make a presentation 
on the fence and lighting issues for the project at the December Civic 
Design Review Committee meeting. There was no motion. 
(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes June 18, 1991 Phase I approval) 

V. OLD BUSINESS 

New Main Library 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager, presented, for Committee review, draft 
copies of the Environmental Impact Report document for the New Main 
Library. A feasibility study by O'Brien-Kreitzberg on the proposed 
locations for relocation of the Pioneer Monument was also presented for 
Committee review and information. 

Waterfront Transportation Projec t 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager, reported that she had requested of the 
CAO's staff the scheduling an informal meeting with Sasaki, the Port and 
the Arts Commission to discuss Civic Design Committee Review concerns. 
Commissioners Kriken and Okamoto will be notified once the meeting time has 
been scheduled. 

VI. NEW BUSINESS 

Due to holiday conflicts for the months of January and February, Civic 
Design Review Committee meetings will be held on the second Mondays of each 
month. (January 13 and February 10, 1992). 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was 
adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 



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"ommlsston Goiiery 
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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING 

CIVIC DESIGN REVEIW COMMITTEE 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

3:00 PM 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

^K G E N D A 

I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of November 18, 1991 minutes 

ITEM III WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC 
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

III. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 

Di scussi on 
Planning Commission 
ROMA 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 

Howard Wong 

V, TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 

570 ELLIS ST. 

Phase II 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 

Robert Appleton, Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 

VI. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 

Phase III 

DPW Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt 

VII. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I , II 
Parking Authority 
Whistler Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Dana Merker 

VIII . OLD BUSINESS 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

Discussion of Proposed Civic Center Master Plan 
X. ADJOURNMENT 
AGENDA. WPS 12/9/91 




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^ (pivic DESIGN Review committee 

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25 Van Ness Avenue - Coinmission Meeting Rooi 

j;00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Suite 70 



Comm issio ners Excused 
John KriKen (COR) 
Rai Okamoto tCDR) 
Amalia Mesa-Bams i vAC ; 






CDR = Civic Desujii Review 



Comm 1 s b^.ioiie rs Present 
Anne riealy (VAC/CDR) 
Robert LaRocca (VAC/CDR) 
Barbara Sklar (VAC) 
Nancy Boas (VAC) 

VAC = Visual Arts Committee 

Staff Pr esen t 

Joanne Chov/ Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Desigri Reviev/ Coinmittee Cooramatcr 

A Special Joint meeting of the Civic Design Reviei^ Coinmi Ltee d.nJ the i isu^l 
Arts Committee was held for the Embarcadero Plaza Discussion. 

II. EMBARCADERO PLAZA 

Planning Commission 

Eva Lieberman 

ROMA Design Group 

Boris Dramov, Helen Fried 

Discussion 

Boris Dramov of ROMA Design Group identified for Lhe joint Coiiimittee tiie 
principals and subcontractors involved in the Embctrcadero Plaza project. 
ROMA's role is tliat of lead consultant on the urbdn desi>.jii pOfiion of the 
project. The City is doing most of the transportation coiiiponents of ihe 
plan. Mr. Dramov then described the process. Ttie first ci,-. months of Lti= 
pr'ocess is concentrated conceptual planning. At tne end of ;iix months a 
concept will be formulated. During the pr-ocess, ROMA i b sctieduled tu meet 
with specific depar'tments, agencies and advisofy -jrwUpb vCitiieiib Advisor'v 
Committee fur the Embarcadero Pro3ect [CACEPJ , Tecnni'^al Aiivi^ory '.. oimiii liee 
[TAC], Planning Commission, Ar'ts Commission, Recieatun ^iiid fMri s 
Commission, Port Commission, San Fr^ancisco Redevelopnieni Ageni/). Tlnee 
meetings with each department or' agency has been scheduled to billow for' 
input into the process. At the end of the process .n Of art plan will oe 
prepared and official actions pr'oposed in twelve monttis. ROMA's 'joal is to 
tie together' all the var'ied elements converging in Lfie Embar'Ca Jei o Plaza. 
Mr. Dramov invited the Commissioners to address trieir concerns. 



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II. Embarcadero Plaza (cont.) 

Concerns expressed by the Commissioners were: 

1. The Civic Design Review Committee has been stnvmy to retain the 
ambiance of a working waterfront and has identified for the Port 
Commission's Waterfront Transportation Project design ct itet ia v.hicli might 
achieve the desired affect. 

2. It IS very important that ROMA coordinate with tne Waterf t out 
Transportation Project on design elements which shoula be can led into the 
Embarxadero Plaza. ROMA also needs to keep dbreast of me review process 
for the V^aterfront Transportation Project cut^rently bemy perfomied by 
Sasaki. Decisions are still In the process of being wrncli will efrect ti"ie 
final appearance of the Waterfront. 

3. The Embarcadero Plaza is a great civic opportunity and needs careful 
planning. Justin Herman Plaza is an important open space winch bleeds in 
all directions. Existing works of art in the Plaza and liow iliey are 
governed by the existing California Art Preservation Laws slvould oe 
considered. 

4. The Arts Commission wants more involvement than iliree meetings as 
scheduled. The Commission wants involvement and repi esentction dt any 
meetings effecting An: Enrichment projects. The Aris Coinmi-bion i^ to iiave 
ongoing par~Licipation, coordination and guidance witii itie Public Art 
component. 

It was agreed that ROMA should receive copies of Civi: Design Review 
committee recommendations for the waterfront whict~i had been presented tc 
the Port Commission for" consideration and that the Civp- Oesi-in Review 
committee would read the Citizen's Advisory Recommendati ons for the 
Embar'cadero Plaza. It was also agreed that a walk ttirougri (jf tlie sire v-, itii 
ROMA and the members of the Arts Coiiimission \;ould De of great Lenefit. 

After the discussion witti ROMA, Commission President Bar bat a Sklar 
requested that the Director of Cultural Affairs notif;, city departments .jf 
tfie Cliarter section concerning tlie hiring of outride consult.uit ^ when 
expertise aliec.dv exists within the City, specifiLallv in regai db to tlic 
Cuiiiiiil ssioii ' s public art program and staff. iREF: Chait^r Sc:>^tu,.ii o.JuOlj 

This concluded the joint session of Ciinc Design Rt?; /c'ly d!,j Visudl Ai'ts 
Committees. Commissioners SA/j/ dnd 8oas depjrttid. 

THERE BEIMu HO QUORUM, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE ItlFuRMATlOh 0!Il\ . 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UAL PARKING liAKAUL 

Bui'eau of Architecture 

Hov/di~cJ Wong, Clyde Cofien, Andy Maloney, john Tli-.m.-.s i Laiids,.ape j 

Pliase I 

Mr. Howara Wong of tkie Bureau of Arcln tecture idtntirieJ the site of tiie 
par-king gai age being designed for United Air Liiies eniplovac p.iiking. Tn^ 



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III. San Francisco International Airport UAL Packiriq Gat~dge icont.) 

site is on South Airport Boulevard off highway 10i near the United Airlines 
facilities. The airport has requested a simple structute witn low 
maintenance requirements. Plans for a seven story parking facility was 
presented. Incorporated into the design was four coiner turrets wtiich form 
the ramps foi entering and exiting traffic and a pedestrian bridge. Each 
turret has a different tr'eatment at the top and was a differ'ent color. The 
project has a $450,000 art enrichment budget. 

The Comniissioners liked the horizontal design of the building stating thai 
it was quite elegant, but instructed the architects to redesign the tower 
forms. Commissioners felt the forms to be too arbitrary. Tlie atchitects 
were instructed to simplify the structural elements making foi a ii.ore 
classical approach to the finish of the towers. Ttie slope of tlie i amp on 
the pedestrian bridge was needed to be adjusted. Tne Commissioners felt 
that the visibility of the garage to passing traffic pre^enth an 
opportunity for a yei']/ visible art enrichment project and instiucted the 
Bureau of Architecture to work with the public art cooidinator for the 
airport for an art enrichment concept. There was no motion. 

IV. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND 
Bureau of Architecture 

Robert Nist, Andrew Maloney 
Phase II 

As requested at the November 18th Civic Design Committee meeting, Mr. fjist 
returned with new colors for the exterior of the Tenderk'in Children's 
Playground facility. The building color was more pink. The window 
treatment was identified and accepted as a dark green ti"im with a creamy 
aluminum color. A landscaping plan for the fence and playqrourid .vas 
presented and discussed. The Commissioners agreed to submit a 
recommendation for Phase II approval under Civic Desijn Cohunittee Repoi t at 
the January 6th, 1992 Arts Commission meeting. 

(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minutes June 18, 1991 Phase I approval 
Civic Design Review Committee Minutes November 18. 199 1) 

V. SUNSET BRANCH LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 
Glen Hunt 
Phase III 

Glen Hunt of the Bureau of Architecture pret^entea the proposed lighting for 
the Sunset branch library. The fixtures are a molded cast design which 
repeats the design of the roof hip. Mr. Hunt explained that tiieie will be 
no landscaping for the project. Commissioners suggestea tliat Belgian Block 
cobble or bastings pavers could be used on the 2 foot wide raised curb in 
lieu of landscaping. The Commissioners agreed to submit a recommendation 
for Phase III approval under the Civic Design Committee lepurt at tiie 
January 6, 1992 Arts Commission meeting. 
(REF: Civic Design Review Committee Minute^ January 14, 1991 J 



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J Rosekrans 



■FICIO MEMBERS 

Jents of ttie 
Vrts Museum 
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:tor of 
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Art Collection 

Design Review 

"iborhood Arts 

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VIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 13 

3:00 PM <^ 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



1992 



d3CU?\:l:mts deft. 



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I. Roll Call 



»^M 



1 m 



II. Approval of November 18, 1991 minutes 
Approval of December 16, 1991 minutes 



SAN FRArOCJSCO 



III. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Priority listing of proposed locations 
Library Commission 
Kenneth Dowlin/Kathy Page 
Bureau of Architecture 
Norman Karas i ck/Russ Abel 

IV. MARKET STREET, 11TH TO MC COPPIN STREETS MEDIAN 
LANDSCAPING 

Review and Comment 

Department of Public Works/Engineering 

Nelson Wong 

V. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL/ADDITIONAL TEXT 

Holocaust Remembrance Committee/Private 
Felix M. Warburg, Coordinating Architect 

ITEM VI WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC 
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE STREET ARTISTS COMMITTEE 

VI. STREET ARTIST FURNITURE 

Di scussion 

Howard Lazar, Street Artist Program Director 

VII . OLD BUSINESS 

VIII . NEW BUSINESS 

Request to Waiver Civic Design Reviev;/ 

PUC/14 Mission Overhead Rehabilitation Substation 



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RY 13, 1992 



SUPPLEMENTAL 



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The following item has been added to tfie regular monthly 
meeting of the Civic Design Committee sclieduled for January 
13, 1992. 



iMMISSIONERS 

bora Sklar 
sident 

Tcy Boos 
e President 

non Alley 

nley Eichelbaum 

niel Genera 

ie Healy 

in Kriken 

Dert F. LaRocco 

nny Lim 

wlia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Y. Okamoto 

die Rosekrans 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

sidents of ttie 
9 Arts Museum 
'ory Commission, 
nnlng Commission, 
;reation and Park 
mmission 



'ECTOR OF 
LTURAL AFFAIRS 
inne Chiow Winshilp 



DGRAMS 

i Festivals 

Ic Art Collection 

ic Design Review 

gtibortiood Arts 

PS Symphony Concerts 

)lic Art Program 

!et Artists Licenses 



9 430 

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VII. EMBARCADERO ROADWAY/MEDIAN PALM TREE PLANTIMG PROPOSAL 
Waterfront Transportation Project/CAO' s Office 
Peg Di VI ne/Emi 1 1 o Cruz 
Port of San Francisco 
Paul Osmundson 

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iley Eichelbaum 

liel Genera 

.8 Healy 

n Kriken 

•art F. LaRocca 

iny Lim 

alia Mesa-Bains, PhD. 

Y. Okamoto 

iie Rosekrans 



)FFICIO MEMBERS 

idents of ttie 
■ Arts Museum 
3ry Commission, 
ining Commission, 
reation and Park 
nmission 



iCTOR OF 
TURAL AFFAIRS 
nne Chow WInship 



iGRAMS 

Festivals 

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c Design Review 

Jtiborhood Arts 

'S Symphony Concerts 

lie Art Program 

9t Artists Licenses 



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554-9677 

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUAR>^10, 1992 

3:00 PM <^^ 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
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MARKET STREET, 1 1 TH TO MC COPPIN STREhlS MEDIAN 
LANDSCAPING 

Review atia Comment 

Department of PudIic Works,/ Eng i neer i tig 

ijelson Wong 

THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

Food Service Solarium Addition 

Phase I, II, III 

SF Zoological Society 

Margaret Bur[\S 

Esliencl^ Homsey Dodge and Da. is 

Cduci-. Davis/Bruce Ful.u]i 

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK STREET LIGHTING PPvOf-ubAL 
Pr 1 vate/ Encroachment 
Fac 1 1 1 ty P 1 anm ng 
i\e / 1 n Colli ns 

4:30 PM the Committee wil I hecir ttic; foi i uw i ir-j i ne/ii 

ITEM VI WILL BE REVIEWED DURING A JuINT SESSION OF 

THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND \\\\z i^TREET 

ARTISTS COMMITTEE (COMMISSIONERS GENERA ANu LiCliLLBAUM) 

STREET ARTIST FURNI TURE/PRUURAM i DtN V i FiUA f i u(4 

Ui scuss 1 on 

Hcjwdt a Lazar, Street Artist Progi am Liiev.c^r 

MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE UlVISluN 

Pliase I 

Buirean or .A r'cn i tec ture 

Petei wong/ Edmund Shum 

San Francisco General Hospital 

Meiica'l Health Skilled hutsitig Ceniei 

PTi.-ise III 

Bureau of Arch i tecLure 

Tony Leung 

San Francisco General Hospital 

Service Building Seismic Upgi aae 
Phase I, 1 1 
Tony Leung 



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X. San Francisco Fire Station # 2 ( Ch i natov/n ) 

Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 

C I yde Cohen 

XI . OLD BUSINESS 

XII. NEW BUSINESS 

Staff discussion of design revieiv cr iteria, '/isudl 
materials and presentations for Dona iii.pr o\ eiiiuriLS 
relating to seismic upgrading or iviscoriv. Duiiairvjs iii 
Civic Center. 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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SAN Ff^CISCCMRTS COMMISSION 

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'^!^ y^bruary 10, 1992 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 



Staff Present 



Anne Healy DOQUIVliENTS P^^PT. 

MW 1 9 1992 

SAN FRANC13C0 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the January 13, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes 
were moved for approval by Commissioner Okamoto. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. MARKET STREET 11TH TO McCOPPIN MEDIAN ISLAND LANDSCAPING 
Review and Comment 

Department of Public Works/Engineering 
Nelson Wong 

Nelson Wong of the Department of Public Works/Engineering introduced Bonnie 
Ng. A review of the project identified 11th to McCoppin as part of a 
larger project for Market Street previously reviewed through Civic Design. 
The use of palm trees continue into this portion of Market Street from 
Upper Market Street. The primary concern of the commissioners involved 
where to end the use of the palm trees. The criteria being considered 
consisted of the 1. effect on the view; 2. maintaining the basic character 
of Market Street. Whether to end the palms on the east or west side of the 
Highway 101 overpass became the subject of debate. The Commissioners 
requested that Ms. Ng provide a photomontage of the tree in front of the 
overpass for their consideration. 



IV. THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

Food Service Solarium Addition 

SF Zoological Society 

Margaret Burks, Mark Zurosick, Robert Crosby 



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Margaret Burks of the San Francisco Zoological Society introduced the 
project to the Commissioners. The proposal is to add to an existing 
building a food service solarium. The Commissioners accepted the concept 
of a simple enclosure and the basic floor plan of the project. The 
Zoological Society was asked to work further on the outside appearance of 
the structure. They were instructed to think in terms of a garden, 
greenhouse or park-like structure. It was suggested that planting could 
wrap around the zone that encompasses the building. A preference for tile 
was also stated. A motion to approve Phase I was moved and seconded. See 
Reports and Orders. 

V. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK 

Private Encroachment Request 

Kevin Collins 

Larry French (S. Leonard Auerbach & Assoc.) 



Kevin Collins of the Federal Reserve Bank identified for the Commissioners 
concerns about the safety of employees leaving the Bank premises. Existing 
conditions do not provide enough light after dark. Several options were 
considered including bollards and tree lighting. The bank is proposing to 
place additional light standards in line with the existing trees spaced 
between every third tree. The Federal Reserve Bank will pay for the 
installation and power to the additional lights. A motion for approval was 
moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 

ITEM VI WAS DISCUSSED AS A SPECIAL JOINT SESSION OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 
COMMITTEE AND THE STREET ARTIST COMMITTEE (4:40 PM) 
IN ATTENDANCE: Commissioner Eichelbaum 

Howard Lazar, Director, Street Artists Program 

VI. STREET ARTISTS FURNITURE/PROGRAM IDENTIFICATION 



Concern had been 
identification fo 
identification fo 
research on umbre 
design a logo for 
Street Artists we 
3. sweatshirts, 
with the Street A 
the Civic Design 



raised as previous meetings about the lack of Commission 
r artists in the Street Artists Program. Ways of program 
r the artists were discussed. Howard Lazar presented 
11a designs. It is also planned to have a Street Artist 

the program. Three means of identification for the 
re accepted: 1. Umbrellas; 2. a banner/skirt for tables; 

Mr. Lazar agreed to return to Civic Design after meeting 
rtists for comment. This concluded the joint session of 
Review Committee and the Street Artists Committee. 



VII. MISSION POLICE STATION 

Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong/Edmund Shum 
San Francisco Police Dept. 
Capt. Thomas Suttmier 

Mr. Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture introduced the project to the 
members of the committee. An existing building at 17th and Valencia will 
be demolished to allow for the construction of a new two story police 
building. The floor print of the structure creates two separate units 



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joined by a common entry. One unit will house a Police station. The other 
unit is a division which investigates crimes to juveniles. 
It was felt by the Committee that overall site plan was reasonable. The 
architects were asked to consider a possible set back for the building 
which would identify the building in a traditional manner as having a Civic 
function. The committee felt that the exterior design of the building 
needed further development. The design was identified as "a patchwork of 
ideas" which did not create a friendly environment. Of particular concern 
from the Commissioners was creating a friendly entrance for juvenile crime 
victims. The design as presented did not create a warm or inviting point 
of entry. The design does not wrap around the building. The architects 
were encouraged to return to Civic Design for additional assistance with 
the exterior design of the building. A motion to approve the site plan and 
the floor plan was approved. See Reports and Orders. 



VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve a simple greenhouse structure concept and floor plan 
as presented. Phase I 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the sidewalk encroachment request of the Federal 
Reserve Bank to install additional light fixtures adjacent to their 
building on Main Street. Phase I, II, III 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the overall site plan and the footprint of the 
Mission Police Station. Phase I 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

Commissioner LaRocca departed at 5:45 PM. The official meeting of the 
committee was adjourned at 5:45 PM. The following items were presented as 
information only. 

MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING CENTER 
SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 

Phyllis Harding 

Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Leung 

Kaplan, McLauglin & Diaz Architects 

Trudy Levy 



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A final presentation was made of the brick colors and the landscaping for 
the Mental Health Skilled Nursing center facility at San Francisco General 
Hospital. The Commissioners agreed to recommend under committee report at 
the full commission meeting Phase III approval of this project. 

Proposed Motion: 

Motion to approve Mental Health Skilled Nursing Center Facility San 
Francisco General Hospital, Phase III. 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
SERVICE BUILDING 

Bureau of Architecture 

Tony Leung 

Mr. Tony Leung presented seismic work which is to be performed on a service 
building at San Francisco General Hospital. This work must be completed 
before the Mental Health Building can be hooked up. The Commissioners 
agreed to recommend under committee report to the full commission Phase I 
and II approval of the seismic work. 

Proposed Motion: 

Motion to approve the seismic work for San Francisco General Hospital 
Service Building Phase I, II. 

STAFF REPORT 

Ms. Lehane advised the Commissioners that review of seismic work on 
buildings in the Civic Center funded by a bond will soon be scheduled for 
the Civic Design Review Committee. This work will need to have criteria 
for review identified. 

Anne Bloomfield, Vice President of the Landmarks Advisory Board asked to 
address the commissioners. She identified concerns about the historic 
nature of the buildings and the Landmarks Board roll in reviewing both the 
interior and the exterior of City Hall. She would like a cooperative 
review effort for historic buildings. The Commissicner's agreed that they 
would appreciate review and comment from the Landmarks Board prior to any 
decision required from the Civic Design Review Committee. The Landmarks 
Boards presence at Civic Design Review Committee meetings would be 
welcomed. ^ ^ a ji 

Submitted bv: jJ^h^iO^CyCLJiayuOi^ 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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1992 



G E N D A 



I. Roll Call 



I OR 

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( 1MISSIONEf?S 

c ara Sklar 
Ndent 

c::y Boos 
b President 

c on Alley 

k ey Eichelbaum 

c 9l Genera 

r 1 Healy 

) Kriken 

: ift F. LaRocca 

< ly Um 

r lia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

3 . Okamoto 

c 3 Rosekrans 



II. Approval of February 10, 1992 minutes 



III. SAN FRANCISCO NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Interim report/Discussion 
Bureau of Architecture 
Russ Abel 

IV. SUMMIT PUMP STATION 

Standby Generator Addition 
Public Utilities Commission 
Tze Ko, Ed Dea 



DOCUMENTS E?geX- 
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SAN FRA^3CICX:0 
PUBUC LIBRARV 



V. SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER/KAISER 

Encroachment Permit Request/Private 
Hospital Designer for Kaiser Hospital 
Dale R. Watson 



: =FICIO MEMBERS 

f dents of ttie 
1 Vts Museum 
J y Commission, 
Cling Commission, 
> jotlon and Park 
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VI. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/MILLBRAE 
Phase I, II, III 
San Francisco Water Department 
Al 1 an Lucas 

Edwin G. Bruce Architect 
Dennis Cook 



tlTOROF 
.JRAL AFFAIRS 
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VII. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Phase I, II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 

VIII . OLD BUSINESS 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 



AGENDA. WPS 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 pm for information only presentations 
until a quorum was obtained at 4:15 pm. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Anne Healy John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca arr. 4:15 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners of two corrections to the February 10, 
1992 minutes. The first correction, under Reports and Orders: item 1, the 
following language was added: "by the San Francisco Zoological Society for an 
existing food service building at San Francisco Zoo." The second correction 
was the omission of a presentation on San Francisco Fire Station tt 2, Phase II 
approval. The committee had agreed to recommend under committee report Phase 
II approval for the project. The corrected minutes of the February 10, 1992 
Civic Design Review Committee minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner 
Healy. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. SUMMIT PUMP STATION 

Public Utilities Commission 
Tze Ko, Ed Dea 

Mr. Stanley Kresicki informed the committee of the Public Utilities intention 
to install a standby emergency generator at the Summit Pump station at Sutro 
Resevoir. The addition would be added to an existing coronation building. The 
addition is designed to blend with the existing building. Once completed, the 
Water Department would re-landscape the area adjacent to the building. The 
Commissioners accepted Phase I, II of the proposed project. See Reports and 
Orders for motion. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER/KAISER 
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT REQUEST/PRIVATE 

Hospital Designer for Kaiser Hospital 
Dale R. Watson 



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Kaiser Hospital has been working with the Planning Commission for approval of a 
new plaza/entry to the hospital on Geary at St. Josephs. The plaza has been 
under construction. Recently, the hospital was informed of the need for the 
encroachment permit and approval from the Arts Commission. The hospital has 
extended the plaza at the request of the traffic department to cause traffic to 
slow when turning from Geary onto St. Josephs. The plaza is a textured gray 
paver with three trees and two benches. The commissioners accepted the plaza 
design and granted the encroachment approval. See Reports and Orders for 
motion. 

V. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/MILLBRAE 

San Francisco Water Department 
Allan Lucas 

Edwin G. Bruce Architects 
Dennis Cook 

Mr. Allan Lucas, of the Water Department explained the unusual nature of this 
item before the committee. The Water Department has leased land to Orchard 
Supply Hardware in Mi librae. Per the terms of the lease agreement, Orchard 
Supply Hardware has subleased a portion of the land to Kentucky Fried Chicken. 
Since the building is on City property. Civic Design needs to review the 
project. Mr. Lucas also explained that safety and traffic concerns which the 
Water Department had regarding the project have been addressed by Kentucky 
Fried Chicken. Mr. Dennis Cook presented the design of the building, 
identifying it within the site plan. He informed the committee that through 
several meetings with the Millbrae Planning Department, the design had been 
approved by Millbrae. The Millbrae Planning Dept. had asked Kentucky Fried 
Chicken to repeat common elements with other commercial businesses within the 
immediate area. The results is an original design. The building shares the 
same roof slope as the Orchard Supply Hardware building, has a tile roof, 
columns and timbers for a decorative shadow element. A landscaping plan was 
also submitted. The Commissioners accepted Phases I, II and II of the 
proposal. See Reports and Orders for motion. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Bureau of Architecture 
Jorge Gutierrez 
Roger Wong 

Mr. Gutierrez gave a brief history of the building to the Committee. Built in 
1931, the building underwent seismic reconstruction in 1955. In 1978 the 
interior was reconstructed. The front balconies were removed during a previous 
reconstruction. 

Currently, the fire trucks hit the top of the arches as the leave and enter the 
building. The project has gone before the Landmarks Board. Anne Bloomfield of 
the Landmarks Board indicated that Landmarks has identified the arches as a 
major architectural feature and would like to see the arches remain. Raising 
the arches, would allow fora panel to be insetted and recessed 2 " at the top 
of the arch. Commissioners expressed some concern about the appearance of the 
inset. Buttresses are being added for strengthening of the front. An office 
is being extended and the window designed to reflect the original. The Bureau 
of Architecture is proposing to replace the iron work balconies. The roof will 



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be replaced with a galvanized material which gives the appearance of tiles. 
The Committed agreed to accept Phase I, II proposals for the project. See 
Reports and Orders for motion. 

VII. SAN FRANCISCO NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Bureau of Architecture 

Russ Abel 

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and 

Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris 

James Freed 

After Phase II approval, the Civic Design Review Committee had asked for the 
architects of the library to make one more interim presentation for discussion 
of landscaping and the children's garden area. Mr. James Freed, presented a 
landscape plan for the grounds surrounding the library and identified three 
types of trees which will be planted, sycamore, ficus and hawthorn. The 
Commissioner's approved of the simplified Children's terrace parapet. Phase 
III approval has been tentatively scheduled as part of a special Joint 
Committee hearing with Visual Arts on March 31st. No motion was required. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

Commission Director, Joanne Chow Winship, discussed the Technical meetings 
which she had been attending concerning the Central Embarcadero/Ferry Building 
design. Of the four alternatives under consideration, two alternatives for the 
central embarcadero are being reviewed in greater detail. One is an above 
ground roadway which curves around the western edge of a plaza in front 
of the Ferry Building. The second alternative moves a portion of the roadway 
under a plaza. The Commissioners requested copies of the plans for their 
review, inquired as to when ROMA would be making another presentation to the 
committee, and stressed their concern for pedestrian access and friendliness in 
any proposed roadway design. No motion was required. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve an addition to a coronation building at the Summit Pump 
Station for a Standby Emergency Generator. Phase I, II 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve an encroachment permit for a plaza at San Francisco 
Medical Center/Kaiser Hospital located at Geary and St. Joseph. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve a Kentucky Fried Chicken building located on Water 
Department Land/ Mi librae. Phase I, II, III 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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4. Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Station 40. Phase I, II 

Moved: Anne Healy 
consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 
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There being no quorum, the following presentations were for 
information only. 

I. Fifth and Mission Garage Expansion 

Gary Samonsky presented the Fifth and Mission Garage Expansion 
project. The project involves adding two floors, new facades on 
Fifth and Mission Streets with open stairs, new retail, and the 
remodeling of the public lobby on Mission. Phase II will be 
presented to Civic Design next month (May). A question 
concerning whether or not the project addressed public safety at 
the pedestrian crossing at the mid block location was raised. 
Commissioner LaRocca had concerns about the elevator roof design 
at the Fourth Street corner location. Commissioner LaRocca 
agreed to recommend approval to the full commission under 
committee report. 

II. Mission Police Station 

Edmund Shum and Michael Pierron presented the new design for the 
Mission Police Station. The mission style architecture uses 
arches to pull the sides together. Commission LaRocca asked 
about the shadow line from the arches. Angelica Chiang from the 
Planning Department informed Commissioner LaRocca that the 
building should comply with Planning Code 145.1 which says that 
half the frontage should be dedicated to glazing. Civic Design 
Coordinator, Debra Lehane, reminded Ms. Chiang that design and 
aesthetic issues are under the purview of the Civic Design Review 
Committee. Ms. Lehane expressed concern that the architects may 
be receiving mixed instructions concerning the appearance of the 
building regarding the window treatment. Commissioner LaRocca 
requested that studies be done concerning the effect on parking 
if the building were set back five feet to allow for planting on 
the front of the building. Commissioner LaRocca also wanted to 
see a landscaping plan. 

III. Islais Creek Pump Station 

Bruce Flynn provided background on the location which has been an 
old car site. The site has toxins in the soil. The pump station 
is a functional building similiar to other pump stations. One to 
two people will maintain the station, but it is defined as an 
"unmanned" location. Commissioner LaRocca liked the building 
saying that it may be overdesigned for its function, but makes a 
nice architectural statement. He agreed to recommend Phase I 
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"unmanned" location. Commissioner LaRocca liked the building 
saying that it may be overdesigned for its function, but makes a 
nice architectural statement. He agreed to recommend Phase I 
approval to the full commission on May 4th. 

IV. United Air Line Parking Garage, San Francisco International 
Ai rport 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen and John Thomas were prepared to comply 
with a previous request from members of the Civic Design Review 
Committee to have the architectural members of the committee 
review the project. This was their second attempt to comply with 
the request. A change had occurred regarding the "users" of the 
garage. Formerly United Airline maintenance workers would be 
using the garage. The intended users of the garage now will be 
United Airline flight personnel. This has created a new need for 
a checkpoint building at the garage to allow flight personnel to 
proceed directly to the planes for boarding without an additional 
security check. The new structure will be presented at some 
future review. The proposed garage structure is precast 
concrete. Light elements on the roof deck parking area will be 
below eighteen (18) feet. Vines will be used in the inside core 
area of the columns. Commissioner LaRocca commented that the 
building design was a more honest statement and indicated that he 
would recommend Phase I approval to the full commission on May 
4th. Phase II will be presented to the Civic Design Review 
Committee at the May committee meeting. 

V. Street Lights/Union Street 

Donald Chee from the Public Utilities Commission discussed with 
Commissioner LaRocca the No. 30 Stockton Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction Project on Union Street. Historic light fixtures 
will be moved to new poles. The Union Street merchants would 
like to identify a color for the poles on Union Street to give 
the neighborhood its own identity. Commissioner LaRocca 
expressed concern about the joining of the older light fixture 
with the new larger pole and requested that Mr. Chee provide a 
detail of the clamp which will mount the lamp and the mounting 
height. Mr. Chee agreed to provide the requested information. 

VI. Old Business: 

Upper Market Street Landscaping Plan 

A drawing showing palm trees east of the overpass was reviewed. 
This drawing had been requested by the Civic Design Review 
Committee at a previous meeting. Commissioner LaRocca favored 
the placement of the palm trees east of the overpass. 




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FIFTH AND MISSION GARAGE EXPANSION 

Phase I and II 
Parking Authority 
Whislet — Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky 

MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase I Interim Meeting 
Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong, Edmund Shum 



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Bureau of Architecture 
Bruce Flynn 

UNITED AIR LINE PARKING LOT, 
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Fence Approval /Private Request 

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Public Utitlies Commission 
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II. Approval of March 16, 1992 minutes 

III. 24th STREET MINI PARK 

Fence Approval/Private Request 

24th Street Revitalization Committee 

Rosa Rivera 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase II Interim Meeting 
Bureau of Architecture 
Peter Wong, Edmund Shum 

V. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY 

Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Glenn Hunt 

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Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Peter Wong, Gary Hoy 

VIII. FIFTH AND MISSION STREET GARAGE 

Phase II 

Parking Authority 
Whistler Patri Architects 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky 



IX. HOISTING EQUIPMENT TO VARIOUS PUMP STATIONS 

Phase I, II 

Public Utilities 

Samson Chan, Rogerio Bittencourt 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

EMBARCADERO: MUNI METRO TURNAROUND /SASAKI DISCUSSION 
Molly Lambert 

XI. NEW BUSINESS 

CULTURAL CENTERS DISCUSSION 

Request from Civic Design Review Committee to AIA for 

technical assistance to centers 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:40 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the March 16, 1992 Civic Design Review Committee minutes were 
moved for approval by Commissioner Healy. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. 24th Street Mini Park Phase I, II, III 

Private Submission 

Rosa Rivera 
Ms. Rosa Rivera acquainted the Commissioners with the history of community 
activities regarding the Mission District and the 24th Street Mini Park. As an 
effort to reduce inappropriate use of the park, architect Edwardo Martinez has 
designed a 6' high, wrought iron fence to enclose the park at night. Funding 
for the project will come from the community. Commissioner LaRocca moved for 
approval of Phases I, II and III. Commissioner Healy seconded the motion. The 
motion was passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATION Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Peter Wong/Edmund Shum 

San Francisco Police Dept. 

Capt. Thomas Suttmier 
Mr. Peter Wong and Mr. Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the 
project with the members of the committee. The Commissioners continued to 
express concern about the large expanse of exterior wall and the need for 
planting on the Valencia and 17th Street facades. Mr. Wong and Mr. Shum 
informed the Commissioners of the Police Department's lack of funds for the 
maintenance of any landscaping at the Mission Street Station. It was still 
suggested that a low plant could be used in the shallow recessed arches along 
the front of the building with larger plants flanking the entry. It was 



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suggested that either a sidewalk encroachment could be obtained to permit 
adequate space for the planting. It was also suggested by the committee that 
support for maintenance could be obtained through community programs such as 
Project 20. Discussion turned to the main entry. The committee felt that the 
pitched roof entry was inconsistent with the arched elements of the building. 
Either an arched or flat entry would provide architectural consistency. The 
architects were asked to work on the following three areas before the next 
phase II review: 

1. Show a heavier roof band 

2. Provide alternatives to the pitch roof parapet, either arched or flat 

3. Resolve the issue of providing a green band of landscaping on the fronts of 
the facades. 

Commissioner Healy moved for Phase I approval, Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 
It was unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 

V. Chinatown Branch Library Phase I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt 
Mr. Glen Hunt introduced the Chinatown Branch Library renovation project. The 
Chinatown Library located on Powell near Jackson is the most used library in 
the city. A grant from the State has been received to expand and seismically 
upgrade the building. The building will also be made handicap accessible. The 
project calls for 100% use of the lot. The front facade of the 1921 G. Elbert 
Lansburg building will be impacted by the addition of a community room. A 
mezzanine level will be introduced in the interior. It was suggested by the 
Committee that the elevator be turned 90 degrees to avoid conflict with a front 
window. Landscaping will be discussed at a community meeting. Prior to the 
Library returning to Civic Design for Phase II approval, the item should be 
taken to the Landmarks Board for their review. Kathy Brenner for the library 
voiced the Library's support for the project. Commissioner LaRocca moved for 
Phase I approval. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Okamoto and 
unanimously approved. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. United Airlines Parking Garage, San Francisco International Airport 

Bureau of Architecture Phase II 

Howard Wong, Clyde Cohen 
Mr. Wong and Mr. Cohen reviewed for the committee the United Airlines Parking 
Garage project at the San Francisco International Airport. The area adjacent 
to South Airport Boulevard will be planted with eucalyptus trees as identified 
in a master plan for South Airport Boulevard. The lighting for the garage will 
be high intensity/high pressure sodium. The direction of the lights called 
skot can be changed with a baffle. The lighting design has been referred to 
Cal Trans for their approval. Materials for the structure will consist of 
white precast concrete with white sand and gravel. The interior colors of the 
building will be gray. The horizontal elements of the building have a grooved 
surface. The Commissioners opposed landscaping in the columns. The following 
recommendations were made by the Committee: 

1. The ground floor should have a 3'6" baffle wall along South Airport 
Boulevard which repeats the spandrel 

2. The bottom portion of the span should return to repeat the softness of the 
curve 

3. A hard edge should be created at the corners with a mitered joint. 



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Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval of Phase II. Commission Okamoto 
seconded. Approval was Unanimous. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. Taraval Police Station Phase II 

Bureau of Architecture 

Gary Hoy 
Mr. Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the project for the 
committee. The 1927 building by Alfred I. Coffey is being seismically 
upgraded. Should a major seismic event occur, the Taraval Police Station will 
be used as a command center. Stucco and bricks are being used to repeat 
existing materials. Most of the new portions of the building will be stucco 
due to project costs. The Commissioners raised some concern about the use of 
the different materials. Anne Bloomfield, Vice President of the Landmarks 
Board requested that this building be brought before the Landmarks Board for 
review. Mr. Hoy informed Ms. Bloomfield this building does not require 
Landmarks review. Landscaping for the Taraval Police Station is maintained by 
the Recreation and Park Department's McCoppin Park staff. Commissioner LaRocca 
moved for Phase II approval. Commissioner Healy seconded, the motion was 
passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. Hoisting Equipment/Pump Stations Phase I, II 

Public Utilities 

Samson Chan, Lota Nuguid 
Ms. Lota Nuguid from General Engineering Division of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau explained the need to install hoisting columns to the exteriors of the 
Alemany and Summit Pump Stations. The plan for the Summit Pump Station was 
accepted as presented. The approval of the columns for the Alemany Pump 
Station was conditional upon the following: 

1. The columns will be painted the same color as the building in a glossy 
paint 

2. The door, grill, tank and fence will be painted a dark green 

3. A planting plan would be designed to include tall trees at the corners to 
screen the new structures. 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve Phase I, II. The motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Okamoto. Commissioners Kriken, LaRocca and Okamoto voted in 
favor. Commissioner Healy opposed the motion stating her objections to 
altering the 1941 Alemany Pump Station building. 

IX. Old Business: 

EMBARCADERO/SASAKI DISCUSSION- 

Molly Lambert informed the Commissioners about project meetings she has 
attended concerning the Muni Metro Turnaround project. Ms. Lambert represented 
the public art program for the Art Commission. In attendance at these 
meetings, were representitives from the Waterfront Transportation Project, the 
Port, the Public Utilities Commission and Sasaki & Assoc. Robert Millar's 
design for the portal was discussed as it related to the overall design for the 
Embarcadero. The Commissioner's felt that in order to be better informed as 
advisors to the Port on the Embarcadero Projects, that a presentation from 
Sasaki & Assoc, providing an overview of all the designed elements on one 
mapped drawing is necessary. The Commissioner's instructed the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to write a letter on their behalf requesting the Waterfront 
Transportation Project staff to schedule Sasaki & Assocs. for a presentation to 



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the Civic Design Committee at the June 15th Civic Design Review committee 
meeting. 

X. New Business: 

CULTURAL CENTERS- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has expressed an 
interest in providing the Art Commission with community service. The 
Commissioners instructed the Director of Cultural Affairs to write a letter to 
the Board of the AIA requesting to be placed on the next board meeting agenda 
to solicit their assistance in providing individuals willing to advise the 
Culturals Centers on the restoration and reuse of the Community Centers. 
Commissioners Kriken, LaRocca and Healy were in favor of making the request. 
Having requested and received permission from the other Commissioners, 
Commissioner Okamoto abstained. 

XI. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the design of a fence for the 24th Street 
mini park, Phase I, II, III. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase I Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase I Chinatown Branch Library. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase II United Airlines Parking Garage, 
San Francisco International Airport. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase II Taraval Police Station. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve Phase I, II Alemany Pump Station and Summit 
Pump Station Hoisting Equipment modifications. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: In Favor-Kriken, LaRocca, Okamoto 
Opposed- Healy 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 
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EMBARCADERO ROADWAY PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Discussion 

Emilio Cruz, CAO'S Office 

Sasaki and Assocs. 

FIRE STATION NO. 2 

Phase III 

Clyde Cohen 

Bureau of Architecture 

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER 

Facade Beautif ication Phase I, II, III 
Jorge Hernandez 
Renovation Committee Chair 

NOE VALLEY COURTS PARK 

Fence Design Approval Phase I, II, III 

Elaine Molinari 

Recreation and Park Department 

BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 



UNITED AIRLINE PARKING GARAGE, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

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Roll Call 

Approval of June 15, 1992 minutes 

FIRE STATION NO. 37 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow 

Bureau of Architecture 

BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 

TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

Phase III 

Peter Wong, Mr. Gary Hoy 

Bureau of Architecture 

SUMMIT PUMP STATION/STANDBY GENERATOR 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Public Utilities Commission 



ALEMANY AND SUMMIT PUMP STATIONS/HOISTING EQUIPMENT 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Samson Chan, Rogerio Bittencourt 

Public Utilities Commission 

MUNI METRO TURNAROUND/VENT STRUCTURE - JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA 

Phase I, II, III 

Dave Sutter 

Public Utilities Commission 

Bechtel Corportation 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Dept. 

Shannon Maloney, Bureau of Engineering 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Bureau of Architecture 




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I. Roll Call 

II. SPRECKLES TEMPLE OF MUSIC, GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Phase I, II, III 

Don Alameida 

Bureau of Architecture 

III. BAYVIEW DISTRICT POLICE STATION 

Phase II, III 

Peter Wong, Lourdes Chan 

Bureau of Architecture 

IV. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 

Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Dept. 
Shannon Maloney, Bureau of Engineering 
John Thomas, Landscape Architecture 

VII. ALEMANY AND SUMMIT PUMP STATIONS/HOISTING EQUIPMENT 

Phase III Color samples 

Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

VIII. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Report and Fulton Street Site Discussion 
Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

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Phase I 

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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 
I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy (departed 5:00 pm) 

Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. Spreckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park Phase I, II, III 

Bureau of Architecture 
Don Alameida, Howard Wong 
Recreation and Park Dept. 
Deborah Learner 
Alice Carey & Assocs. 
Rob Cole 

Mr. Alameida of the Bureau of Architecture described the seismic strengthening 
and earthquake repairs proposed for the Golden Gate Park Bandshell in the music 
concourse of the park. The structure designed by John Reid will require 
patching and partial dismantling of the colonnades. The Commissioners approved 
the project with the conditions that a color sample for the interior of the 
shell would be provided and that the railing for the ramp be a simple, 
unadorned design 6" on center. See Reports and Orders. 



III. Bayview Police Station 

Bureau of Architecture 
Lourdes Chan, Peter Wong 



Phase II, III 



Lourdes Chan of the Bureau of Architecture presented a revised design for the 
exterior facade of the Bayview Police Station located at Williams and Newhall. 
The revised design incorporated previous recommendations from the Civic Design 
Committee. The color palette had been changed to richer earth tones. The 
central tower was reduced in height with the main skylight moved to the tower. 
The sides walls had been brought forward allowing them to wrap around the tower 
more. Interest on the building facades of Williams and Newhall had been 
created by having projections or recessions on the plane of the building at the 




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entries. The redesign of the building was approved by the Committee. See 
Reports and Orders. 

IV. Portsmouth Square Phase III 

Bureau of Engineering 
John Thomas 

Recreation and Park Department 
Deborah Learner 

John Thomas of Landscape Architecture presented the drawings and elevations for 
Portsmouth Square. The mat for the children's play area will be gray with red 
borders. Commissioners were concerned about the intensity of the yellow and 
the amount of yellow which would be incorporated into the play structure. The 
Committee suggested that the panels be replaced with alternate materials or 
transparent metals. Mr. Thomas was asked to study further solutions to the 
amount of yellow in the play structure. The play structure will visually be 
separated from the Goddess of Democracy by a barrier of planting. The color 
recommended by the committee for the traditional acorn lamps was a dark blue or 
deep green. See Reports and Orders. 

V. SUMMIT PUMP STATION/STANDBY GENERATOR Phase III 

Public Utilities Commission 
Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

On behalf of the staff of the Public Utilities Commission, Art Commission 
Staff, Debra Lehane showed color samples of the green to be used on the Alemany 
Pump Station. The Committee found the color identified as "Woodlawn Green" in 
gloss to be acceptable. 



VI. PIONEER MONUMENT SITE DESIGN 

Art Commission Staff 
Debra Lehane 



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Debra Lehane reported that she had been working with the Bureau of Architecture 
to insure the safe moving, storage and relocation of the Pioneer Monument. As 
part of the process, the design of the site in Fulton Street must be 
considered. Two schemes had been presented. One involving a circle, the other 
involving an ellipse. She asked for guidance from the committee as to their 
preference. Mr. John Barbey presented an argument for moving the site of the 
monument to the east rather than centering on the axis between the Main Library 
and the New Library building. Mr. Win Hayward presented an elliptical proposal 
which allows for retention of the granite curb currently surrounding the 
monument on the west and north sides. The Committee favored the elliptical 
design, agreed that retention of the curb if possible was preferable, would 
like to have the fence replaced as seen in historical photographs around the 
extended piers, the monument would be restored to its height as seen in 
historical photographs and finally that bollards would need to be included for 
protection from traffic. The monument would have pedestrian access which will 
necessitate handicap ramps as well. Surrounding the monument will be a paved 
area, i.e. sidewalk. The final design must have the ability to adapt to a 
future Fulton Street Mall possibility. 



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VII. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Bureau of Architecture 

Philip sowers, Howard Wong 

Parking Authority 

Kevin Hagerty 

Fong & Chan Architects 

David Fong, Dan Liefenerum 

Dan Liefenerum reviewed for the Committee the design and massing of the San 
Francisco General Hospital Garage as presented to the Committee at the July 
1992 meeting. Subsequent meetings with Planning and the members of the Civic 
Design Committee had resulted in the request that the architects relate the 
mass to the residential masses. The facade was being designed to allow for the 
play of shadows on the forms and vertical lines being created in the facade 
which reflected residential scale. The two massings of the building, one which 
covers two thirds of the block, the other which develops the block in an "H" 
pattern where discussed. Kevin Hagarty of the Parking Authority indicated that 
the "H" design had not been considered by the Authority and cost was a concern. 
Ansel Moon for the Hospital also addressed how the garage fits into the 
hospital master plan. Testimony was heard from members of the public. Support 
and history of the project was presented by Dr. Francis Clauss, Liz Killian, 
Dick Millet and Babette Drefke. Larry Badiner of the Planning Department 
indicated that planning preferred the massing of the structure on the two 
thirds of the lot as it related to land use issues. Planning also agreed with 
the points that the urban design concerns were making regarding the effort to 
improve the towers, to create vertical elements and in concerns regarding 
window treatments. The Committee expressed the importance of the entrance of 
the garage to patients of the hospital. The Committee agree to approve Phase I 
with the contingency that cost estimates on the different building masses be 
prepared. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. Old Business 

The architects for the Mission Police station made an informal presentation of 
the redesign fo the Mission Police station. A programming change had reduced 
the foot print of the building. The informal presentation was to allow Civic 
Design to comment on the direction being taken with the redesign. The 
Committee approved of the general concept with the suggestion that the design 
would allow for some accessorizing of the building in a style similar to Post 
Modern. No motion was made. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase I, II, III Spreckles Temple of Music, 
Golden Gate Park, contingent upon color samples of interior shell and 
design of simple/ unadorned handrail. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phase II, III Bayview Police Station, contingent upon 
detail of landscaping of the corner with or without trees. 

Moved: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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3. Motion to approve Phase III Portsmouth Square contingent upon 
presentation of color of lamps and color or material of play structure. 
Moved: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase I San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage 
contingent upon submission of cost estimates on different size massing. 
Moved: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve Phase II Islais Creek Pump Station. 
Moved: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. 



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Please complete a card and submit it to the Committee coordinator. 

I. Roll Call 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO 
Project Briefing 

Emilio Cruz, Waterfront Transportation Project 
Boris Dramov, ROMA 

III. Unfinished Business 

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I . ROLL 

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Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee 

Coordinator 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO 

Waterfront Transporation Project, CAO'S Office 

Emilio Cruz 

ROMA 

Boris Dramov 

Emlio Cruz of the Waterfront Transporation Project of the Chief 
Administrator's Office presented to the Committee the variations of 
traffic patterning which have been reviewed by ROMA and the TAG (Technical 
Advisory Committee) for the City. There are five alternatives which will 
be reviewed as part of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental 
Impact Study (EIR/EIS) process for the Central Embarcadero. The 
alternatives being considered are: 

1. No Build alternative; 2. Alternative 1; 3. Alternative 2; 
4. Alternative 3A and; 5. Alternative 4 

The Alternative numbers relate to a document dated August 3, 1992 from the 
CAO'S office titled Recommendations for the Embarcadero Freeway 
Replacement Alternatives by the Technical Advisory Committee of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

The No build alternative could jeopardize federal funding. 

Rebecca Kohlstrand of the Planning Department identified for the Committee 
land use and urban design issues for the Central Embarcadero. Land use 
issues include: a. replacement of transportation needs; b. the public 
plaza; 

c. recapturing of water front. Three areas of concern were being 
considered: a. land use which would require some rezoning; b. how will 
the plaza look; c. how should the space be used. Ms. Kohlstrand indicated 
that a funding source will need to be established for the urban design. 




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Boris Dramov of ROMA recommended to keep the current configuration of the 
open space in the Central Embarcadero which allows activation of the plaza 
from three sides. 

The following summary of the Committees recommendations has been reviewed 
and supplemented for clarity by the Committee Chair, John Kriken: 

1. Solutions that keep the integrity and image of the Embarcadero as a 
major civic street are preferred. This favors surface over underground 
traffic lanes. 

2. The solution that eliminates the direct freeway connection to the 
Embarcadero is the best urban design outcome for the city. 

3. A sketch plan should be developed to describe how ferry boat capacity 
might be increased to better understand its impact on pedestrian flows to 
and from the city and ferry boat destinations. 

4. Bringing the city to the water with new uses is a positive urban 
design goal. This includes a physical connection to the shoreline. 

5. The buildings that make this connection should match the mid scale of 
buildings of the area 50-80 feet height. This intensity would create real 
estate value that would help pay for the public improvements. 

6. The solutions that offer many pedestrian crossing opportunities of the 
Embarcadero across the full length of the Ferry Building provide the best 
access. 

7. Port parking should be removed from roadway surfaces. A proposal to 
BCDC to review and approve pier parking should be considered. 

8. The width of the Embarcadero is a primary consideration. Eight lanes 
plus a 75 foot median including two left turn lanes seem excessive. The 
best scheme will have the narrowest cross section. It may be necessary to 
fully separate each direction of travel by a central open space to 
minimize this street crossing dimension. 

9. The Embarcadero design should have dominance. Any "on" ramp should 
clearly be separate. The Embarcadero roadway should not appear to be an 
"on" ramp nor should any structure express itself into the Embarcadero. 

10. Scheme 5A, the alternate submitted by Vernon DeMars should continue to 
be evaluated. The Planning and Art Commissions should develop an approach 
to evaluate the urban design merits of scheme 5A and the other 
alternatives. 

11. The bus transit terminal use for the resulting open space should be 
carefully evaluated in terms of activity and value to this area. 
Particularly, the question of air rights joint use of the property. 

12. The retention or removal of the Vallaincourt Fountain in light of the 
proposed changes is a matter of significant importance to the city. The 
question must be carefully considered at future Civic and Visual Art 
Committee meetings to be scheduled. The Art Commission comments on the 
alternatives presented during the August 24th meeting does not support or 
include any decision regarding the fountain. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 
Submitted by: 




Debra Lehane 

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I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of August 24th minutes 

III. PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION RENOVATION, GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Phase I, II, III 

Joanne Wilson 

Recreation and Park Department 

IV. PIONEER MONUMENT 

Fulton Street Site Design 

Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

Kathy Simon, Simon Martin-Vegue Sinkelstein Moris 

Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Report on Cost Estimates for Full Site Coverage 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 
Bureau of Architecture 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
PLAZA TRELLIS ADDITION 

Phase I, II 

Peggy Burks, SF Zoo 

Robin Potampa-Ziv, Bliar Spangler Interior and Graphic Design Inc. 

VII. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA 
Phase I 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 
Edward Chin, Project Designer, DPW 

VIII. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 

Phase II 

Edmund Shum, Mike Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 



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III. PIONEER MONUMENT Phase III 

Cathy Simon, Simon, Martin-Vegue, Winklestein, Moris 

Jay Turnbull, Page & Turnbull 

Norman Karasick, Bureau of Architecture 

Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

The working drawings for the Fulton Street site plan for the Pioneer Monument 
which will be incorporated into the library bid documents was presented by 
Cathy Simon for approval. The plan allows for pedestrian acccjss from two 
sides, on a north/south axis. The paving will repeat tr rrittern around the 
new library with bollards surrounding the ellipse. The granite curbing 
currently surrounding the monument will be re-used as mucii (is possible. The 
Commissioners indicated that this design was acceptable as long as Fulton 
Street was open to traffic, but at some future date should t'- o : !:reet become a 
pedestrian mall, the monument site design should reflect its original 
historical context. Mr. Win Hayward, presented a design which anrled the fence 
corners for consideration. The Commissioners felt that the design prepared by 
the architects incorporated most of Mr. Hayward's concerns. The design was 
moved for approval. See Reports and Orders. 




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IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Report on cost differential 

Phillip Sowers, Bureau of Architecture 

Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Sowers reviewed for the Corwnittee the cost differential between two 
proposals for the parking garage. The proposal to cover the entire site with a 
stepped down design was estimated to be 1.4 million dollars more than the one 
which covers only 2/3 of the site. The Parking Authority has indicated that 
they do not have the additional funds for the entire site design and would like 
to proceed with the 2/3 site project. A motion to approve the 2/3 site design 
concept was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

V. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS PLAZA TRELLIS ADDITION Phase 11,111 

Peggy Burks, SF Zoo 

Robin Potampa-Ziv, Blair Spangler Interior and Graphic Design Inc. 

This item received Phase I approval at the February 10th, 1992 Civic Design 
Committee meeting. The project reflected changes which had been requested at 
the February meeting. The project has been scaled back to an open area using 
color awnings and lattice work to enclose the space. A 500 foot long wall will 
incorporate children's tiles around the perimeter of the plaza addition. A 
motion was moved and approved for Phase II and III. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA TINY TOT LOT Phase I 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architecture 

Mr. Phil Arnold of the Recreation and Park Department Introduced the proposed 
project to the Committee. In 1987 when the drought caused the fountain in the 
Civic Center Plaza to be shut down, the children's use of the fountain as a 
play area emphasized the need for more open space/play areas for children in 
the Civic Center. Letters and petitions have exhibited broad base community 
support for the Tot Lot. Support for the project has also come from Mayors 
Agnos and Jordon. The northeast olive grove section of the Civic Center plaza 
was selected because it provided the best conditions. It has the most 
sunlight, the least shadow, protection from the wind and was conveniently 
located near the main library. Installation of the Tot Lot would require 
removal of six olive trees in the center area which would ba relocated to other 
areas in the Civic Center. The Tot Lot was designed for day use by small 
children. The play equipment would not exceed the height of the tree canopy 
and would use subdued colors appropriate for the civic center. At this time 
testimony was heard from eighteen members of the public supportirc; the play 
area in the Civic Center. (Names of individuals are on file with the Art 
Commission) Commissioner Healy explained the importance of the Civic Center 
design as a major civic area and the master plan which would restore the Beaux 
Art design concept to the plaza. She expressed concern that a play area would 
not be in keeping with the nature of the civic plaza and wanted assurance from 
the public that they would allow the tot lot to be moved at some future date 
when the Beaux Art plan is implemented. Commissioners Healy and Okamoto 
debated the wording of the resolution which would give Phase I approval to the 
project. Commissioner Healy moved for approval of the motion with a second 



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from Commissioner LaRocca. Commissioner Okamoto asked that the minutes reflect 
that his objection is to the wording of the motion and that he fully supports 
children and the Civic Center Tot Lot Project. Commissioner LaRocca expressed 
his concerns to Mr. Arnold about insuring the safety of the children using the 
parks. He stressed that the area must be kept clean, and that the homeless 
problem in the Civic Center must not be allowed to endanger the children using 
the play area. The detailing of the play structure design should reflect more 
of the civic center details. A hedge around the railing should be considered. 
Commissioner LaRocca wanted the attitude of the play equipment to be 
appropriate for the Civic Center yet keeping the Tot Lot cheerful. He agreed 
that the play area may need to be moved to a more permanent location in the 
future. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. MISSION POLICE STATION Phase II 

Edmund Shum, Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Edmund Shum and Mr. Mike Pierron briefly reviewed the evolution of the 
Mission Police Station project. A landscaping plan was presented. 
Commissioner LaRocca and Healy recommended a purple plum or a purple acacia to 
replace a jacaranda plant siting climate concerns. Materials and colors were 
presented which reflect the revised design. The concrete masonry was depicted 
a yellow in the drawings, but did not reflect the same intensity in the sample. 
The Commissioners expressed an interest in seeing a larger sample in the 
daylight for its true color. The roof material is a metal seamed roof. The 
precast is white as is the concrete platform. Treatment of the 
footing/platforms still needs to be resolved. The window trim and steel beam 
across the door is green. The public areas will be a red tile. A sample of an 
accent red used on vertical beams just under the roof line needs to be 
submitted for review. A motion with contingencies was moved and approved. See 
Reports and Orders. 



VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phase III of the Fulton Street site design for 
the Pioneer Monument with the condition that any future site design in 
a mall or park setting will restore the orginal 1894 character of the 
site design . 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the 2/3 site development concept for the San 
Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Phase II, III of the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens Plaza Trellis Addition. 

Moved: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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4. Motion to approve Phase I of the Tiny Tot Lot for Civic Center 
Plaza subject to possible relocation in the Civic Center Area and/or 
modifications of the playground resulting from implementation of the 
Master Plan for Civic Center Plaza 

Moved: Ann Healy 
Consensus: In Favor: Healy, LaRocca 
Opposed : Okamoto 

5. Motion to approve Phase II Mission Police Station contingent upon 
further inspection of the masonry color and submission of a sample of 
the red used below the roof line. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 pm. 




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PIONEER MONUMENT 

Review 

Art Commission Staff, Debra Lehane 

Kathy Simon, Simon Martin-Vegue Sinkelstein Moris 

Jay Turnbull, Page and Turnbull, Inc. 

Vic Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION RENOVATION, GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Phase I, II, III 

Joanne Wi Ison 

Recreation and Park Department 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 

Bureau of Architecture 

CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA 

Phase II, III 

Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Project Landscape Architect, DPW 
Edward Chin, Project Designer, DPW 

FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 

Whisler-Patri Architectects 

ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION & SEWPCP IMPROVEMENTS 

Phase I, II 

Ernie Ramilo, Bureau of Architecture 



OLD BUSINESS 

MUNI METRO TURNAROUND 

Paint sample for vent 
BAYVIEW POLICE STATION 

Landscape for front entry 

NEW BUSINESS 
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3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Co mmissioners Pr esent Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken Robert LaRocca 

Rai Okamoto (arr. 3:30 p.m.) Anne Healy 
Aris Demetrios (Item II only) 

Staff_Piiesent 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

There being no quorum, the meeting was adjourned at 3:12 P.M. The following 
presentations were for information only. 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT 
Review 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

Russ Able, Bureau of Architecture 

Cathy Simon, Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris 

Jay Turnbull, Page and Turnbull, Inc. 

Debra Lehane provided a brief review of the history of the project for 
Commissioner Demetrios before discussing the issue of which way the monument 
should face-toward Civic Center Plaza or away from Civic Center Plaza. 
Previous directions from the Civic Design Committee positioned the monument 
toward Civic Center Plaza, facing City Hall as reflected in the architects 
drawings. Supporting testimony for the placement was supplied by Jay Turnbull 
and Cathy Simon. Reasons for siting the monument toward City Hall were: 

1. The whole context and relationship of the monument to City Hall was 
changed when the 1906 City Hall was destroyed and City Hall relocated. In 
1894 the monument was 250 feet from city hall and was sited in front of the 
building in Marshall Square. Now the monument is 800 feet from City Hall with 
a plaza between the building and the monument. 

2. All buildings fronting on Civic Center Plaza face onto the plaza. The 
monument as positioned currently faces onto the plaza and toward City Hall. 

3. This places both the Simon Bolivar monument and the Pioneer monument 
facing in the same direction. Turning the Pioneer monument to face UN Plaza 
creates a face to face relationship between the two objects. 



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II. PIONEER MONUMENT (CONT.) 

Discussion was then invited from members of the public. Mr. Winchell Hayward 
presented reasons to support the facing of the monument away from City Hall. 

1. It returns City Hall and the Monument to its historical relationship. 

2. Provides a welcome to the Civic Center for pedestrians entering from UN 
Plaza. 

Commissioner Demetrios voiced a preference for facing the monument to the UN 
Plaza Of east since this is the direction from which the Pioneers came. 

Commissioner Kriken informed Commissioner Demetrios of public testimony and 
concerns from the former Commissioner concerning their perception of the Early 
Day grouping being derogatory. Some Commissioners had supported moving trie 
monument but was concerned that the monument siting should down play prominent 
positioning of this group of figures as much as possible. 

Since there was no quorum, no motion was recommended. The item is being 
referred to the Visual Art Committee for a recommendation. 

III. PARK EMERGENCY AID STATION PHASE 1,11,111 

Joanne Wilson, Elaine Molinari, Recreation and Park Department 

The Park Emergency Aid Station located at 811 Stanyan on the edge or Golden 
Gate Park is being renovated to provide additional office space for Recreatiori 
and Park Department Programs. The 1902 building by Newton Thar"p is styled 
using Mission Revival, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts elements in sandstone, 
terra cotta and wood. Approval of the project was secured from the Landmarks 
Board before bringing the project to the Civic Design Review Coniiuittee. The 
major changes to the building is replacing the old roof tiles witti new similar 
tiles and the addition of handicap access ramps. The Commissioneri advised 
Ms. Wilson and Ms. Molinari to keep railings and fences low ke> wlien adding 
them to the project. Missing finials (vertical elements wtiere tlie lOuf peaks i 
will be replaced. Trees around the building will be replaced with low giowirig 
shrubs. A (notion will be introduces under Committee repoi Ls at the fjoveiiibei 2 
full commission meeting recommending Phase I, II and III approvals fo( the 
Park Emergency Aid Station. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASL II 
David Fong, Dan Liefenerum, Fong and Chan AichitecLs 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

Dan Liefenerum of Fong and Chan Architects reviewed tlie proiect development 
which emphasized the vertical elements to break up the horizontal bjyi- Tlie 
bays were developed to relate to the massing of ttie conmiurnty huube^. A guaiJ 
rail had been inttoduced to the design elements of the project winch weave iii 
and out of the alternating bays (alternating convex and concave lailb). The 
rails are pipes running horizontally. Larry Badiner of the Planning Dept. 
made the following comments: 1. The 28' modulation works with the 
residential scale and he considers it to be successful. 2. Concerns which he 
had included: a. the railing system may not break up tlie scale, arid may make 
too much horizontal expression; b. he lacked a contextual reference of the 
rail element design in the neighborhood; c. he was concerned tliat it may not 



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III. SAM FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE ( CONT . ) 
float as indicateii in the drawings; d. the set back modular at the top will 
step forward visually rather than back since its lighter in concrete mass. 
Commissioner Okamoto was concerned that the drawing will not translate into a 
3 dimensional model for overall treatment. 

Commissioner Kriken responded that he was reacting to the delicateness of the 
rail system. He wanted a weightier facade with the rail treatment. This 
would also allow for the rails to be separated from the fence. He expressed 
concern that the spandrels will dominate the design without a weightier, 
stronger treatment. The vertical supports may help pull the design together, 
but the drawing does not indicate such. It was agreed that a model would be 
prepared. The spandrel should be down played. The architects were instructed 
to continue to work on this approach. No approval was recommended. 

V. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA PHASE II, III 
Phil Arnold, Recreation and Park Department 

Martha Ketteter-, Landscape Architecture, Bureau of Engineering, DPW 

Mr. Arnold presented the project history to the Commissioners. Colors and 
materials were presented along with the drawings. Effort had been made to 
incorporate "civic" colors into the play equipment. A deep blue was proposed 
for metals with minor accents in red and yellow. Slides will be stainless 
steel with tan bubble panels. Commissioner Kriken stressed the need for the 
colors to fit into the Civic Center. Two designs of mats which allowed for 
four choices in color were discussed. Any of the mat colors would work so the 
choice of color was left to the project coordinators. Commissioner Kriken 
suggested that low level lighting should be considered. A motion will be 
submitted under committee report on the November 2 to approve Phase II and III 
of the Civic Center Play Area to the full commission. 

VI. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE PHASE II 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry, Whisler-Patri Architects 

The Fifth and Mission Parking Garage project is an expansion of an existing 
garage. The garage will extend the full block of Mission with a new facade on 
Fourth and Mission. Along the Fourth street side will be retail space. Marie 
Zeller-, Gary Samonsky and Tom Harry of Whisler-Patri Architects presented 
drawings and samples of materials to be used on the project. The design of 
the circular roof canopy was discussed and how it radiates from the elevator 
pent house structure. Although there was some concern as to the success of 
the roof canopy treatment, there were no changes to the design requested by 
the Commissioners, The materials and colors presented were considered to be 
appropriate for the project. The project was described to be a successful, 
utilitarian project. Tonia Macneil identified the four artists and possible 
concepts for Art Enrichment on this project. Since the building has completed 
design and final drawings will be forthcoming, the artwork will either be 
added to the facade or will be incorporated into the elevator/pedestrian 
tower. Based on that information, Ms. Macneil was informed that the 
Civic Design Review Committee must approve the Art Enrichment proposal for 
this project. A motion to approve Phase II will be presented to the full 
Commission for approval under Committee report at the November 2 meeting. 



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VII. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION PHASE I, II 

& SEWPCP IMPROVEMENTS 

Ernie Rarmlo, Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

John Thomas, Landscape Architecture, Bureau of Engineering, DPW 

The Islais Creek Headworks project was presented by Ernie Ramilo and Howard 
Wong of the Bureau of Architecture. The treatment facility is part of the 
larger Southeast Water Treatment Plant. The concrete matches the lest of the 
complex. Green skylights have been designed to allow as much natural light as 
possible into the minimally staffed facility. The form follows function. The 
primary design elements have been put into the building which faces tlic 260 
freeway where the project has the greatest visibility. The landsv^apirij plan 
was presented by John Thomas which takes the most successful elements of the 
complex. Plains and cottonwood trees will provide an open canopy. Cutaway 
sections will have special planting. Commissioner Kriken supported the design 
of the facade facing 280. He commented that the proportion was good and the 
horizontal element appropriate. The circular "rose" window, however, was cut 
of character with the building and he requested that the window be reviewed 
and more studies performed. The concrete design should be Kept simple. 
Keeping the design at the rounded corner of the lower skylight simple is 
important. The Commissioners agreed to introduce a motion under committee 
report at the November full commission meeting recommending Phase I approval. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

A. Muni Metro Turnaround: The color sample of Duranar Sandstone (code number 
UC45392) was approved for the vent structure which is part of the Mum Metro 
Turnaround in Justin Herman Plaza. 

B. Bayview Police Station: The issue of plants vs. no plants at the entry of 
the Bayview Police Station was discussed. It was decided that plants were 
preferred. The use of the magnolia liliflor "nigra" proposed for the location 
was discussed by Bonnie Ng of Landscape Architecture and Lourdes Chan of the 
Bureau of Architecture. Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners of concerns 
about the choice of plant from Commissioner LaRocca. It was his opinion that 
the magnolia liliflor "nigra" is not used in the Bay Area. It is a shrub, not 
a tree which comes from Oregon and is not available from local nurseries. 
Commissioner LaRocca recommended the magnolia souleangea instead. Ms. Mg 
responded to Commissioner LaRocca' s comments and identified where the plant is 
currently growing in the Bay Area, including the arboretum in San Fiancisco. 
The plant is available at local nurseries and grows to the appropriate scdle 
wanted for the entrance of the building. The Commissioners felt that Ms. Ng 
had sufficiently answered the concerns raised by Commissioner LaRocca and 
agreed to recommend approval under Committee Report at the No.eii.ber full 
commission meeting. 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 

Self Cleaning Public Facilities: Debra Lehane reported that tnere has been 
renewed interest in providing public toilets for San Francisco visitor^ and 
citizens. She is attending meetings with other departments which will be 
involved in the process of reviewing and approving public facilities. This 



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IX. STAFF REPORTS (CONT.) 

item will be brought to Civic Design for approval as street furniture. The 
vendor, JCDecaux requires advertising kiosks to defray the cost of facilities 
and is insisting that he will need to have advertising on Market Street. 
Commissioner Kriken reminded Ms. Lehane that the Gannet project of advertising 
kiosks on Market Street required a full scale mock up and was subject to a 
great deal of public debate. He asked that she relay this information to the 
departments involved when appropriate. 

This concludes the notes from the informational meeting. 

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Whisler-Patri Architects 

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Phase I, II 

Lena Chen, Ralph Raffaelli, Suresh Patel 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

Phase II 

David Pong, Dan Liefernerum 
Pong and Chan Architects 
Philip Sowers, Howard Wong 
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I . ROLL 
Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 



Rai Okamoto 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

II. MCLAREN PUMP STATION PHASE I, I I 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Ms. Nuguid introduced the project to the Commissioners. The Project located at 
the corner of Woolsey and Bowdoin Streets involves building a new structure to 
house a standby generator. The new building will mimic the other buildings 
which already exist on the site. The building is an 8" concrete masonry block 
painted cream with a tile roof. A hedge will wrap around the fence on the 
right. The building is located on the site to provide maximum distance from the 
street due to the noise made by the generator. The Commissioners expressed 
concerned regarding the site location and its impact on existing trees. The 
project sponsors were instructed to adjust the building placement in order to 
preserve the tree immediately west of the building facade. A motion with 
contingency was passed by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 



PHASE III 



Mr. Gary Samonsky and Mr. Tom Harry presented for review by the Committee, two 
models of the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage elevator penthouse building- 
one model with the canopy, one without. Materials and colors were reviewed. 
The exterior walls will be cream with a medium texture. The base of the 
building terra cotta. The handrails were proposed to be blue and the canopies 
a green. The glass in the retail areas will be clear and the mall ion 




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bluegreen. Signage for the commercial areas will be in the panel above the 
door or will be decals on either side of the door. The lighting will be a 
rooftop parking garage standard titled "hockey puck", 23 feet high, 35 feet 
back from the perimeter, placed every three bays. Four wall mounted 100 watt 
lights at the top will light the entry to the elevator/stairs. The Committee 
instructed the project manager to design the lighting on the roof top at the 
elevator/stairs in such a way as to de-emphasize the rooftop canopy. It was 
also suggested that changing the color of the canopy would de-emphasize the 
canopy as well. The artist collaboration through the Public Art Program on t 
project was discussed with some of the artists in the audience. The Committe 
decided that Phase III approval would be given on all of the building except 
the Fourth and Mission corner. Phase III approval for the Fourth and Mission 
corner is contingent upon review and approval of the artist/architect 
collaboration. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION PHASE I, II 

Lena Chen, Ralph Raffaelli, Suresh Patel 

Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Ms. Lena Chen introduced the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation Project. The 
Sunol Water Temple is located near Sunol in Alemeda County. The property 
belongs to the San Francisco Water Department. Copies of reports from Randol 
Langenbach, Architectural Conservator and Anne Rosenthal, Fine Arts Conservat 
were submitted for the Committee's information. The UEB has adopted a 
preservation approach to the project based on the recommendations of the two 
experts identified above. The temple, built in 1910, is considered to be in 
stable condition. The condition of the wood inside the dome which contain 
painted images will be determine after the roof is removed. In the gallery 
below, the quarry tiles will be removed, replaced and flexible joints 
installed. The concrete elements will be cleaned, patched and re-surfaced as 
is appropriate. Anne Bloomfield, Architectural Historian was recognized by 
Committee Chair. Ms. Bloomfield expressed concerns about the removal of the 
clay tiles. Three quarters of the tiles broke during removal of a clay tile 
roof at Park Emergency Station in Golden Gate Park. The Secretary of the 
Interior's Standards suggest grouping old tiles together rather than 
intermixing them with new tiles. Ms. Bloomfield also expressed concern abou" 
the addition of epoxy into the structure. In masonry buildings, epoxy was 
found to be harder that the surrounding masonry. The epoxy was found to dri' 
water into the masonry which caused the masonry to erode faster. The Commit 
expressed a great deal of interest in the project and in visiting the site a!" 
some future date. Collections Manager, Debra Lehane offered her assistance I 
advisor concerning the restoration of the art portion of the project. Contalt 
with Vincent Marsh of the Landmarks board was also suggested. The Committee! 
moved approval of Phase I and II. See Reports and Orders. ' 

V. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE PHASE II 

David Fong, Donald Tiefenbrunn 
Fong & Chan Architects 



Mr. Donald Tiefenbrunn presented a model of the San Francisco General Hospitjl 
Parking Garage project as requested at the last review. The model showed thj 
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to the spandrels. The 23rd and 24th Street ends have a simpler treatment. The 
top rails and doors are to be painted blue as an accent color. The precast 
concrete will be a light gray, lighter than the gray presented. The goal is to 
make the gray as light as possible without creating a glare for the residents 
across the street. The Commissioners expressed approval for the evolution of 
the design. It was noted that the project had managed to retain the bay window 
vocabulary originally presented, but in an abstracted form. A motion was 
approved by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. STAFF REPORTS 

Schedule of Civic Design Review Committee meetings was discussed for the months 
of December 1992, January 1993 and February 1993. The December meeting will 
take place as scheduled on December 21. The meeting in January will be on 
January 11. The meeting in February will be on February 8th. The January and 
February meetings were changed due to holidays on the third Monday of each 
month. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the McLaren Pump Station Standby Generator building, 
Phase I, II contingent upon adjustment of the building placement on the 
site plan which will preserve the tree immediately west of the building. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage, Phase III with the 
exception of the Fourth and Mission Corner which is subject to final review 
and approval concerning the collaboration between the art enrichment and 
the architecture. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation, Phase I, II. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage, 
Phase II. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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ITEMS II AND III WILL BE REVIEWED BY A 

SPECIAL JOINT SESSION 

CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE AND VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 

I. Roll Call 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT FULTON STREET SITE LOCATION/DIRECTION 

Phase III 

Russ Abel, Bureau of Architecture 

III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Phase III, Review of 4th and Mission corner/Artist Proposal 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 

IV. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Approval of sixth panel by Larry Sultan/ Mike Mandel for Gannett 
advertising kiosks 



END OF JOINT SESSION 

REGULAR CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AGENDA CONTINUED 

V. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY 
Phase II 
Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 



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VI. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/THE SENTINEL BUILDING 916 KEARNEY 

SIDEWALK DESIGN 

Phase I, II, III 

Keith Brown, Brown Baldwin Associates 

VII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/2960 SACRAMENTO 

SIDEWALK DESIGN 

Phase I, II, III 

Andy Forest, Project Manager 

VIII. NEW CHINATOWN PARK 

Phase I 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

Bob Nist, Bureau of Architecture 

John Thomas Bonnie Ng, Bureau of Engineering/Landscape 




IX. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/FIREHOUSE NO. 2 

Phase I, II 

Gogo Heinrich, Project Manager/SF Airport 

X. STAFF REPORTS 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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3:00 P.M. 



SAN FRAMC!SCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Suite 70 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

SPECIAL JOINT SESSION OF CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 



Comm issioners Excused 
Rai Okamoto 



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I. ROLL 

Commissioners Presen t 

John Kriken (CD) 

Robert LaRocca (CD & VAC) 

Anne Healy (CD & VAC) 

Aris Demetnos (VAC) 

Ginny Lim (VAC) 

Dodie Rosekrans (VAC) 

Staff P resent 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

II. PIONEER MONUMENT FULTON STREET SITE LOCATION/DIRECTION PHASE III 
Russ Abel, Bureau of Architecture 

Civic Design chair, John Kriken summarized previous discussions concerning the 
directions being considered for the Pioneer Monument. A motion made at the 
November Visual Art Committee meeting to face the monument toward Market Street 
was not passed due to a tie vote by the Committee of two in favor and two 
against. The same motion was made at the joint committee meeting by 
Commissioner Demetrios to face the monument toward Market Street. The motion 
did not pass. The vote was Lim, Demetrios in favor; Healy, Kriken, LaRocca, 
Rosekrans opposed. A motion to face the monument toward the Civic Center Plaza 
was made by Commissioner Healy. The vote was Healy, Kriken, LaRocca, Rosekrans 
in favor; Lim, Demetrios opposed. The motion passed. See Reports and Orders. 

The architects site plan for the monument was reviewed. Mr. Winchell Hayward 
had raised concerns about the size of the bollard, the placement of the 
bollards on the granite curbing, and tlie radius of the ellipse around the 
monument. The committee passed a motion approving the 30" high granite 
bollards designed by the architects. Next the committee passed a motion to 
place the bollards behind the curbing rather than Integrating the bollard into 
the curb. Commissioner Kriken responded to Mr. Hayward' s concern by informing 
him that his drawings will be conveyed to the archi. ects of the project for 
their review and information. The committee passec d ' h i --d motion approving 
the Pioneer Monument site plan submitted by the office of Simon, Martin-Vegue, 
Winklestein & Moris with the modification of the bollard placement to be inside 
the curb. See Reports and Orders. 



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III. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE/ ART ENRICHMENT PHASE III 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 

Ionia Macneil of the Art Commission's public art program submitted for approve 
the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage selection panel's choice of Narcissus 
Quagliata for the garage art enrichment. Mr. Quagliata's proposal consists of 
turning the railings of the Fourth and Mission corner into the artwork itself. 
The railing will be made of glass and lit internally from the base. The 
designs on the railitigs will be geometric. The glass will be sandblasted, 
fused and blown. The artwork glass will be sandwiched between tempered glass 
His proposal indicated the use of blues and greens with some highlights of 
color glass. The joint committee approved the artists concept, but requested 
that a mock up be prepared to address concerns raised relating to the scale of 
the geometric shapes shown in his drawings and the use of the color. 

Mr. Gary Samonsky and Mr. Tom Harry presented for review by the Committee the 
modal of the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage elevator penthouse building with 
the canopy. Materials and colors were reviewed. Due to the art project 
selected for the building, the architects were proposing changes to the 
building color. The red had been eliminated from the corner balcony area with 
the US3 of more greens and blues. It was agreed that the red would also be 
eliminated from the Fourth Street spandrels. The spandrels would be painted 
white to match the cornice color. The architects were asked to reconsider the 
color of the wainscoat for the lower facade and to submit a new "warmer" color 
sample at the January 4th full commission meeting. The exterior walls will 
remain cream with a medium texture. See Reports and Orders. 

THE JOINT SESSION WAS ENDED AT 5:15 P.M. 

IV. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Glen Hunt reviewed the Chinatown Branch Library project which had previously 
been reviewed by the committee in May 1992. Colors and materials being used 
mimic existing materials at the library. Mr, Hunt was reminded that the 
project should be reviewed by the Landmarks Advisory Board before final 
approval by Civic Design, A motion approving Phase II was passed by the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



V. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/ 916 KEARNEY PHASE I, II, III 

Keith Brown, Brown Baldwin Associates 

Two associates for Mr. Brown made the presentation to the Committee. The 
project consists of lightning bolts radiating out from the front of the 
Sentinel Building owned bv Francis Coppola. The design consists of gray and 
terra cotta red pavers with gray being the background color. The Committee 
agreed to give Phase I and II approval, but asked that the lightning bolt 
design be modified to be self contained within the sidewalk area. See Reports 
and Orders. 



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VI. PRIVATE SUBMISSION/ 2960 BROADWAY PHASE I, II, III 

Andy Forest 

Mr. Forest represented the owners for the project located at 2960 Broadway. 
The owners are requesting permission to install decorative paving at the 
entrance to the building within the public sidewalk. The neutral beige colors 
would be at the gate entry in a simple rectangular pattern. The Committee 
agreed to give Phase I, II and III approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. NEW CHINATOWN PARK PHASE I 

Deborah Learner Recreation and Park Department 

John Thomas, Bonnie Ng Bureau of Engineering/Landscape Architecture 

Bob Nist Bureau of Architecture 

The New Chinatown Park located at Powell and John Streets is located on the 
site of the old Cathay Mortuary. The small 13,500 square feet park is bordered 
by apartment buildings with a panhandle lot connecting the park to Jackson 
Street. The landscape features include a screen of trees to the north, an open 
lawn and pavilion, a small water feature balanced by paved areas in the 
sunniest portions of the park. Bordering the park is a trellis feature with 
seating and perimeter planting. The degree of closure around the park has not 
been resolved. The play area has been placed to provide maximum distance from 
Powell street. Lighting will be included in the project and has been 
identified as an important issue by the Commissioners. A small recreation 
center is part of the park area. The building is two stories with a roof 
garden. The building was designed to fit into a residential area with an 
effort to make it a "civic" or "club" like appearance. Three large windows on 
the front area occupy the area above a curving canopy. A parallel curve above 
the canopy flows with vertical interruptions through the large window area. 
Colors identified for the building are tan, coppers, green trim and red doors. 
The Committee felt that the design of the building was very successful as was 
the overall design of the park. The committee moved for Phase I approval. See 
Reports and Orders. 

VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to position the Pioneer Monument so that the main figure on the 
central column faces toward Civic Center Plaza (west). 

Consensus: In Favor Mealy, Kriken, LaRocca, Rosekrans 
Opposed Lim, Demetrios 

2. Motion to modify the site design for the Pioneer Monument to place the 
bollards behind the curb. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the 30" high granite bollards proposed in the site 
design by Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein and Moris for the Pioneer 
Monument. 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the Pioneer Monument Site plan Phase III prepared by 
Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein and Moris with the modification of the 



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bollard placement being moved to behind the curb. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the art enrichment concept by Narcissus Quagliata to us( 
glass for the Fifth and Mission Parking garage corner located at Fourth 
and Mission and enter into design development with the artist. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve the following changes to the Fifth and Mission Street 
Parking garage: a. The top canopy will be lowered to 9' 6"; b. The 
spandrel color on fourth street will be white to match the cornice color 
c. The exterior base wainscoating color will be re-submitted for 

approval . 

Consensus: Unanimous 

7. Motion to approve Chinatown Branch Library Phase II with a requirement of 
the project being reviewed by the Landmarks Advisory Board. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Motion to approve the sidewalk design for 916 Kearney Phase I, II. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

9. Motion to approve the sidewalk design for 2960 Broadway Phase I, II, III. 
Consensus: Unanimous 

10. Motion to approve the New Chinatown Park Phase I. 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm, 



Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 




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12/23/92 



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address 



NOTICE: Witlj respect Lo agenda items, menibeis of the public may 
tile CommiLtee when Llie item is reached in Llie meeting after the 
presentation by tlie item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



PROGRAMS 
Z\\i\<z Aft Colleclion 
rivic Design Review 
i;ommunity Arts 
and Education 
^OPS Concerts 
^ublic Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
>uits 70 
415)554-9677 



oallerY 

955 Grove Street 

:4 15) 554-9682 



I. Roll Call 



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IV. 



FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Re-submission of exterior color scheme 
Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 

UNION SQUARE TICKET BOOTH 

Phase I, II, III 

Representitive from Theater Bay Area 

Designer Alan Greenspan 



DOCI 'MPNTS DEPT. 
JAN 7 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLMORE SUBSTATION) 

Request for Committee Recommendation on disposition of building 
Sonia Gray, Community Arts and Education Progi am 



Art House 
'ort Mason Center 
3uilding C 
ikjn Francisco, CA 
P4123-1382 
i:415) 885-1 194 



V. STAFF REPORTS 

-PIONEER MONUMENT 

Response from architects regarding Item 3 of Hayward letter 
-PUBLIC FACILITIES 

Update of Project from Mayor's Office 



VI . ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 




AGENDA. WPS 
1/5/93 




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Iiocation: 1100 )''illinore Street 
Sonthenst corner of 
Fillmore ^. Turk Streets 



The Turk nnd J''illmore eubrtntion won one of the 
i'irst iind one of the IniY^eat of the cubstotions 
tiuilt neor the turn oC the century when the street 
reili'oadn of Lion Franc inco wore converted to elec- 
tive power. It in now one of tVio ]QSt old time 
stfoet roilwny nuhctntiono still in roi^ulnr use in 
weflh,(jrn America (Smnllwood, Wliite l''rontr) Gnra of 
Son i'rnncinco . lOyi), bvit this function will soon 
ceoBe. 'J'he struotui-e, n hMndcome nynmplo of the 
brick and sandstone .uv.bitecture of the time, stood 
throui-ih the oarthnunko ond fire of 3 906, and was 
esnentinl in making tViC i''illnioio Street line the 
fiifit to be put back into ncifvice. 

In IBS'? tlio Market Sti-eet l-v'silT-ooQ Oompany was es- 
cabii.'-.rioa, which built, in San I'i'uncisco the iiibi; 
tstrcoT; railway on the Pacii. ic coast, 'I'he orie-inai 
iotm of power used wai; oteaiii, but thin was replaced 
by the horse in Jbb^'. Jn if'>b?. the i^aiircrd became 
the fiarket Street Uab'Je n'oiiwMy company , w'.^^reupon 
mucri of it wafi convor-l.cd to cnhle nower. In IP.Ql 
the first electi-ic ruilway in Sjin Francisco ^the 
S,-)n Krnncisco and Sun hnteo K.-iiiroad Company) was 
ertnblished, and a few months later the Metropoli- 
tan l:niLroad Company became the second electric 
i-ailwMy. In 1893 moat oJ the street inilway linos 
in Sun Francisco were consolidntod into the orip;inal 
Market Street liailwny '■'"omptiny, wliich absorbed tiie 
Metroj)OlJ.tun ivoiiroad a 'jl'.iw Jatei' (,lfi9'0» oiid be- 
f;an the convornion of ninny of its lines to electric 
power. In 190?' the vnrlous street railroads were 
aniain consolidated ini.o the United KuilT-oads oJ' San 
L'rancisco, which comniiuca the convei'sion to elec- 
tric power. 

Am ;)art ol" this converoion, i^luns wore mane by the 
orii^;inal Tinrket Street i<oilway i'oT' the 'I'urk end 
J'lilmoT-e substation, nrui its constjiiction may have 
bo;';un ns well. However, it opiieni's that the United 
linjironds linistied conrtiiiction of tlio substation 
in I'jO'c!. This date ir. subject to some uncertainity 
since many records woru lost in the fire of 1906, 
and existini;; inlormation is unclear ane sometimes 
contradictory. Chai'lf-'S Siiia I Lwoofi , in white fiont 
cnrs of S,3n I'ranciscu . i'j'/i , nl.ateB tiiat it was 
built in lH9b. 'iViis in not !-.uhsi.antiai;en by other 
evineiice, nowevu-r, 'i ho suhnl.al ion does not appear 
on t)ie 1899 Cunboin huiis of thr city b>it it does 
appear on tho Sanborn Mups updated to late 190b, 
indicetints that it v;os bua.iu between thoiui years. 
Other sources, while not preci.se Ly vei-ilymp; the 
iy02 date, do, nevertheless, cii'cumntantialiy 
nupcest that year as the date of construction. 



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SUBSTATION 
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HISTORY: 

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No information is available regaxding the architect 
of the substation. 

Tlie Turk and Fillmore substation converted 12,000 
volts AG current received from the North Beach 
Power House to ^0 .'volts DC, which was supplied 
to all the lines north of Market Street, and to the 
Geneva and Millbrae substations. The capacity of 
the substation was maximized in 1910 to 9,000 
kilov/atts, which was provided by six G.E. 10-pole , 
1500 kilowatt, 300 rpm, 600 volt compound-wound 
rotary converters ana eighteen air-blast transformers 
One of the converter seta was removed in 1925- 
These sets, oddly, were not owned by the Market 
Street Railway, or by United Railroads but by PG&E 
and its predecessors. 

The substation survived the 1905 earthquake and 
fire, and was instrumental in making the Fillmore 
Street line the first to be put back into service. 
The neighborhood then developed into a thriving 
business center. 

In 1907 a small addition was made to the rear (east 
end) of the substation. 

In 1921 United Railroads was taken oyer by the 
second Market Street Railway, the last of the great 
privately owned street railways, which existed 
until 19^, when the citizenry of San Francisco 
voted to merge it into the Municipal Railway. The 
Turk and Fillmore substation has been operated by 
Muni ever since, and is one of the last old time 
street railway substations still in regular use in 
western America (Smallwood 197l)« It presently 
supplies power to Muni trolley coaches in the 
western part of the City, but this function will 
soon be transferred to a new substation now being 
constructed at Sutter and Fillmore Sti-eets, and the 
Turk and Fillmoie substation will be declared surplus. 



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The substation is constructed of red brick and 
reinforced concrete, v/ith sandstone trim. It 
measures 152.75 feet by 50 feet. There are two 
floors; the first floor measures 120.8 feet by ^5 
feet, with a ten foot ceiling. Tlie main floor 
measures 14^.8 feet by 45 feet, with a thirty foot 
ceiling at the apex. The windows are double-liung. 
The eleven main floor windows on the west (two) cind 
north (nine) sides, which are slightly recessed, are 
a tall rectangular shape, with a semicircular sun- 
burst pattern window and brick arch on top of each. 
The main entrance on the west end is simiiac^ly capped 
by a larger sunburst design window and brick arch. 
The eleven first floor windows, directly below the 
main floor windows, are a r. tandard rectangular 
shape. Two horizontal promoting brick courses also 
run along these two sides. One separates the first 
and main floors; the other continues the line between 
the sunburst and rectangular sections of the main 
floor windows. There are three main floor windows 
on the east end. Two are rectanpj: r^r \rl.t]\ a flatter 
brick arcli over each; tlie third (ov ':■•;• roar 
entrance) is also rectangular but is i ic cnly main 
floor window without an arch. There are no win-lows or 
other adornments on the south side, since it originally 



MNDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MARKET STREET RAILWAY 

SUBSTATION 
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ARCHITECTURE: faced another building. This building was sub- 
(Continued) sequently replaced by the existing park. The 
peaked roof is supported by steel trusses at 
about 40 degree angles, and contains a skylight 
running lengthwise along part of the peak. Near 
the peak on the walls at each end are several 
louvered ventilators. 

SURROUNDING LAND The property is zoned C-2 (Community Business 
USE AND ZONING: District) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk 

District. Adjacent leind uses reflect the zoning 
and are a mixture of commercial and residential 
uses. A landscaped area for public use adjoins 
the building on the south. 

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The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
3ivic Aft Collection 
Civic Design Review 
^ommunity Arts 
and Education 
'OPS Concerts 
'ubiic Aft Program 



I. ROLL 
Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Excused 



street Artists Licenses 
4jite 70 
415)554-9677 



killery 

55 Grove Street 

415)554-9682 



vrt House 

ort fvlason Center 

lullding C 

H3n Francisco. CA 

4123-1382 

416)885-1194 



Staff Presen t 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Tonia Macneil, Curator/Public Art Program 

Jill Manton, Director/Public Art Program 

Sonia Gray, Director/Community Arts and Education Program 

Joanne Chow Winship/Di rector of Cultural Affairs 



II. FIFTH AND MISSION PARKING GARAGE 

Marie Zeller, Gary Samonsky, Tom Harry 
Whisler-Patri Architects 

Mr. Gary Samonsky and Mr. Tom Harry presented for review by 
materials and colors samples for the Fifth and Mission Park 
the art project selected for the building, the architects h 
to the building color. The red (terra cotta) has been elim 
corner balcony area with the use of more greens and blues, 
the red (terra cotta) color would be a warmer mauve (color 
Fourth Street spandrels. The architects reconsidered the c 
wainscoat for the lower facade and submitted a new "warmer" 
(Durastone 0330) which was approved. The exterior walls wi 
a medium texture (Sto 20907). A motion to approve the exte 
submitted was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. UNION SQUARE TICKET BOOTH 

Mark Arnold, Theater Bay Area 
Alan Greenspan, Designer 



PHASE III 



the Committee the 
ing Garage. Due to 
ave proposed changes 
inated from the 

It was agreed that 
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olor of the 

color sample 
1 1 remain cream with 
rior colors as 



PHASE I 



Mark Arnold and Alan Greenspan presented a model of the signage which would be 
installed on the exterior of the small building on the east side of Union 
Square. The building is leased through the Recreation and Park Department. 
Above the ticket window would be an electronic billhoard. The main sign is 
proposed to be painted metal. The sign design uses a ticket image which is 
outlined in neon and has in neon "Tix Bay Area 1,"' ^'^rice Tickets". The 



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Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/January 11, 1993 

function of the booth is to sell half price tickets for same day performances. 
The Commissioners liked the general concept, requested a type face study and 
that the size of the words be reduced. They also wanted the color "punched" up* 
and supported the efforts of the presenters to draw attention to the booth. 
Mr. Arnold and Mr. Greenspan were also instructed to explore the neon as to 
brightness. The Commissioners moved for Phase I approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 

V. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK 

Discussion of building condition and future potential 
Sonia Gray, Community Arts and Education Program 

Sonia Gray presented the history of the building located at 1190 Fillmore which 
is under the Art Commission's jurisdiction. The Community Arts and Education 
Committee is seeking the advice of the Civic Design Review Committee concerning 
the disposition of the building. The Art Commission currently lacks the 
resources to rehabilitate the building, but there has been interest expressed 
by outside groups to acquire the building. The Committee recommended that Ms. 
Gray determine the real estate value between a clear site verses an occupied 
site and that the appraisal be done by an outside firm familiar with commercial 
properties. Commissioner Okamoto does not support demolishing the building. 
The Committee does not support sale of the property through auction. 
The Community Arts and Education Committee is considering the sale of the 
property with the intent of using the funds to support the existing buildings 
housing the cultural centers. The members of the Civic Design Committee also 
suggested that staff verify the ablility to use the funds from the sale of the 
building for this purpose. If the intent is to use the funds for the cultural 
centers, then being able to sell the property for the highest possible price is 
a priority. 

VI. STAFF REPORTS/NEW BUSINESS 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Debra Lehane reported that the architects has found an error in the site 
plan drawings for the Pioneer Monument. New drawings for approval will be 
submitted to the Committee at the February 8th meeting. 

PUBLIC FACILITIES 

Vic Troyan of the Department of Public Works and Debra Lehane informed the 
Committee of city meetings with JCDecaux concerning public toilet facilities. 
Representatives from JCDecaux will be in San Francisco January 20 and 21st for 
more meetings. The chair of Civic Design, John Kriken and President, Anne 
Healy agreed to meet informally with the Jean-Francois Decaux and Suzanne Davis 
to identify concerns which the Art Commission would have concerning the 
placement of public toilets in San Francisco. Major issues being worked out by 
the city concerns liandicap access and advertising. 

NEW BUILDING PROJECTS 

Commissioner Kriken expressed concern for Civic Design review of new 
projects which will have an impact on the Civic Center Plaza. These include 
the new building proposed for the 450 McAllister location and the new State 
Building on Golden Gate. Staff was instructed to monitor these projects and to 
discuss Civic Design's role witfi appropriate city and state departments. 



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TERMINAL SEPARATOR RESOLUTION 

Commissioner Kriken expressed support for the Mayor's office in seeking to 
have Cal Trans study the Terminal Separator solutions and suggested that the 
Art Commission should offer its support in the form of a letter at the 
appropriate time. The letter would contain Commissioners Kriken's and Healy's 
signatures. 

CENTER FOR CRITICAL ARCHITECTURE EMBARCADERO COMPETITION 

The Center for Critical Architecture has offered to make a presentation of 
the award winners to the Civic Design Review Committee in March. The 
Commissioners would be happy to accept an invitation to come see the award 
winning proposals, but did not think a presentation to be appropriate. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the exterior colors for the Fifth and Mission Parking 
Garage /Phase III Final. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Union Square Ticket Booth/Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm. 



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1 Community Arts 
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POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1993 

3:00 PM 
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FIRE STATION tt24 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Clyde Cohen/ Bureau of Architecture 

FIRESTATION #44 

Phase I 

Roger Wong, Clyde Cohen/Bureau of Architecture 

BAYVIEW TOILET BUILDING 

Phase I, II. Ill 

Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 



24th STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT 

Phase I 

Ricardo Noguera/Planning Coordinator of Mission Economic 

Development Association 

Eduardo Martinez, Architect 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREHOUSE 2 

Phase I, II 

Gogo Heinrich. SFIA Project Manager 



VII. MISSION POLICE STATION 

Phase III 

Edmund Shum. Mike Pierron/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. UNITED AIRLINES/NORTH TERMINAL HANDICAP ELEVATOR AND STAIR 

Phase I. II, III 

Arvind Iyer, Iyer & Associates 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 

-PIONEER MONUMENT 

Response from architects regarding Item 3 of Hayward letter 
-TERMINAL SEPARATOR HEARING DATE 

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John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



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Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Susan Pontious, Curator Public Art Program 

II. FIRE STATIONS No. 24 AND No. 44 PHASE I 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow, Alan Gin/ Bureau of Architecture 

The two fire stations were presented simultaneously due to the similarity of 
the projects. Both historically rated buildings were built by John Reid Jr. 
and are located on corners. Both buildings are also being expanded an addition 
in the adjacent lot. Station No. 24 is located at 100 Hoffman, near 23rd 
Street and Station No. 44 is located at 1298 Girard, near San Bruno. The 
additions are low to the front to match neighboring buildings. The additions 
provide housing for apparatus and space to accommodate the increased programs 
for the stations. The roof of the addition sloped from the back dormitory 
spaces to the front of the apparatus space with a copper roof treatment along 
the top. The committee members agreed with the general approach of the 
project, but asked that the new addition be simplified, taking into account the 
simple geometric shape of the historic building. The committee appreciated the 
effort of the architect to enhance the apparatus door so that it would not look 
"like a big garage door", but felt that the copper roof treatment was too 
heavy, thus being unsuccessful. The committee also requested the removal of 
the projection on the side. It was recommended that a flat roof was provide 
the building with other advantages, such as a skylight in the apparatus area, 
the ability to design more light into the dormitory spaces and less 
interference with existing windows on the historic building. The relationship 
of the back building band to the front also need to be addressed. The 
committee recommended that the architects return for an interim meeting to 
further develop these design ideas. A motion was moved and approved for a 
Phase I approval of both buildings with the recommended design changes. See 
Reports and Orders. 



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IV. BAYVIEW TOILET BUILDING Phase I 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department 

The Bayview Toilet building has been requested for a small park located behind 
the Martin Luther King Poll located at 3rd Street and Keith. Simple concrete 
block building would provide both men's and women's facilities for daytime use. 
There would be no power to the building. The building has been designed "in 
house" and has a budget of $30,000. The Committee recommended a simplifying 
the design even more by making the roof flat the and entrance more open. The 
Marina Greens rest room was sited as a design example. Motion to approve phase 
one was moved and approve. See Reports and Orders. 

V. TWENTY FOURTH STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT Phase I 
Ricardo Noguera, Eduardo Martinez 

No presentstion was made. The item will appear on the March Agenda. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREHOUSE 2 Phase I, II 
Gogo Heinrich, SFIA Project Manager 

The San Francisco International Airport Firehouse 2 is located on the airfield 
in an area which is govern by Federal Aviation Regulations. Because of its 
location there can be no landscaping, no public access, is a secured area with 
limited parking. The rectilinear building was developed by functional 
requirements. The 75' clean span has a truss. The hanger type building has a 
dinning room and day room with bays to provide as much light as possible. 
Windows are protected to avoid glare which might affect planes. The committee 
approved of the building design, but asked for 2-3 more color studies which 
would include a high to medium contrast and a medium to low contrast. Color 
values should be considered. A motion to approve Phases I and II with the 
additional color studies was moved and approved. See Report and Orders. 

VII. UNITED AIRLINES NORTH TERMINAL HANDICAP ELEVATOR/STAIR 
Phase I, II, III 
Arvid Iyer, Iyer & Associates 

A permanent structure is being added to the North Terminal at Gate 87 which 
will allow access for disabled individuals. The new structure has been 
designed to be compatible with the existing structure using precast colored 
metal. United Airlines hopes to complete the project by June or July. A 
motion to approve the phases I, II and III was moved and approved. See Reports 
and Orders 

VIII. MISSION POLICE STATION Phase III i 

Edmund Shum, Mike Pierron 

The architects presented the colors and final drawings for the Mission Police 
Station. In the selection of the glass, the Committee recommended that the 
green color stay to the light to clear shades. It was also recommended that a 
different tree to used in the back from the jacakcarars which is also at the 
entrance. The use of bougainvi 1 lea had been replaces with flax. A change in 
the window arch detail was reviewed and approved. The green beam across the 



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front will contain the Mission Police Station name. Size of letters and lights 
for illumination were approved. A motion to approve phase III for the project 
was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

IX. STAFF REPORTS/NEW BUSINESS 

PIONEER MONUMENT 

Russ Abel of the Bureau of Architecture presented the Pioneer Monument site 
plan with corrected radius and four computer renderings of bollard designs. 
In looking at the material, the Committee decided that the bollard material 
should be changed to either a black metal or bronze. Mr. Win Hayward, once 
again asked the committee to consider his drawings for the radius and use of 
the historic curb. The Committee John Kriken indicated the need for 
professional trust to the architectural group with the monument assignment and 
supported the drawing before the Committee. Mr. Michael Levin raised the issue 
of the direction which the monument faces and was informed that the issue was 
not open for discussion or change. A motion to approve the site was moved and 
approved. The architects were given latitude in deciding the type, size, 
number and locations of the bollards. Staff will review the final plan with 
the architects. See Reports and Orders. 

MARKET STREET BANNERS 

Eleanor Beaton of the Public Art Program showed slides of the first banner 
project to come through the Market Street Art In Transit Program. She was 
seeking advice and recommendations from the Civic Design Committee concerning 
the scale and locations of the banners. It was the recommendation of the Civic 
Design Review Committee that the banners should be double in their size, placed 
prominently at the corner intersections and extended into additional blocks on 
the Market Street corridor. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Fire Stations No. 24 and No. 44/ Phase I with 
recommended changes. 

Motion: Rai Okamoto 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Bayview Toilet Building/Phase I. 

Motion: Rai Okamoto * 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Fi rehouse No. 2/ 
Phase I, II with more color studies. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve United Airlines North Terminal Handicap Elevator and 
Stair, Phase I, II, III. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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5. Motion to approve Mission Police Station/Phase III. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve the Pioneer Monument site plan/Phase III with 
tronze or dark metal bollards placed inside the curb in the interior of 
the site. The architects have been authorized to use their discretion in 
determining number of bollards and exact locations. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 



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presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



ROGRAMS 
;ivic A/t CollecHon 
;ivic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
OPS Concetfs 
ubiic Art Program 



I. Roll Call 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Briefing on the Urban Design Recommendations for Central 

Embarcadero Project 

Boris Dramov, ROMA 

Eva Lieberman, Dept. of City Planning 



treat Artists Llcerees 
jite 70 
115)554-9677 



III. MC LAREN PUMP STATION STANDBY GENERATOR AND RELATED WORK 

Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea and Tze Ko/Utilities Engineering Bureau 



kallery 

55 Grove Street 

115)554-9682 



IV. MARKET STREET TRANSIT THOROUGHFARE PROJECT 

ACCESSIBLE BOARDING PLATFORMS/F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR LINE 

Phase I, II 

John Katz, Hannah Silverman/Utilities Engineering Bureau 



Irt House 

ort fvlason Center 

uilding C 

an Francisco, CA 

4123-1382 

115) 885-1 194 



24th STREET ENTRYWAY PROJECT 

Phase I 

Rosa Rivera/Project Coordinator for Mission Economic 

Development Association 

Eduardo Martinez, Architect 



VI. FIRE STATION NO. 37 

Phase II, III 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

VII. OLD MOCCASIN POWERHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT 

Phase I 

Robert Chun/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VIII. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLMORE SUBSTATION) 

Staff Report (Gray/Winship) 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 
X. ADJOURNMENT 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1. Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, CA . Twenty Five Van Ness 
is located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, 
basement level , can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center 
Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and 
Grove Street. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this 
location are the J,K,L,M, and N which stop at Van Ness 
Avenue and Market Street, one-half block from the Art 
Commission offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the 
corner of Van Ness and Market are 9, 26, and 42. for more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, please call 
(415) 923-6142. 

3 . American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible . 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any meetings, 
individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or 
other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak 
Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 
(including those using wheelchairs) will be available. 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



PROGRAMS 
:Civic A/t Collection 
Civic Design Revlev*^ 
Community Arts 
and Education 
PQP.S C.onc©^;^ 
Pubftt Af< Ptogram 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



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^AN FRANCISCO/^T COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
^ March 15, 1993 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
• APR - 1 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

2:30 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 2:40 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai OKamoto 



Commissioners Excused 



(arrived 3:00 pm) 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Susan Pontious, Curator Public Art Program 

Tonia Macneil, Curator Public Art Program 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 

Sonia Gray, Director Commumity Arts and Education Ptogtam 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



lAit House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

Son Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN STRATEGY PRESENTATION 

Eva Lieberman, Planning Depattment 

Boris Dramov, ROMA & Associates 

Keilani Tom, Graphics 

Tom Marioni, Public Art 

Helena Fried, Public Activities 

Eva Lieberman introduced Boris Dramov for the slide presentation and 
discussion. The presentation was a suniinary of his report submitted February 
25, 1993 titled "Central Embarcadeio Urban Design Strategy". A bi ief 
presentation by the Design Team followed Mr. Diaiiiov's portion of ttie progtam: 
Keilani Tom presented on "Sign Criteria for the Central Embarcadero" , Tom 
Marioni on "A Proposed Approach to Public Art" and Heather Hedrickson for' 
Helene Fried on "Public Activities". Commissioner Healy questioned whether the 
team members were 'equal col labor dtors" and suggested that the primary document 
should reflect the collaboration to a greater extent. Comments were heard from 
one member' of tlie public, Eula Water b, concerning l.ie Central Einbarcddero 
Design Stategy. Commissioners comments concerning tfie design strategy will be 
given at the April 19th Civic Desigri Review Committet- Mrier. ing. 



IV. MC LAREN PUMP STATION Phase III 

Lota Nuguid, Ed Dea, Tze Ko Utilities/ Engineering Bureau 

Final working drawings for the McLaren Pump Station were subr.ntted for 
approval. The drawings were approved through a motion by Commiciioner Okamoto. 
See Reports and Orders. 




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V. MARKET STREET TRANSIT THOROUGHFARE PROJECT Phase I, II 
ACCESSIBLE BOARDING PLATFORMS/F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR 

John Katz, Hannah Silverman, Mark Rudnicki 
/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Mr. Katz presented a courtesy presentation to the committee of the design of 
the boarding platforms which meet ADA requirements for accessibility for the F- 
Market Historic Streetcar Line. The platforms are require to have an impact 
barrier at one end (hydro crash cushion) which is very specific in its design 
requirements. The color gray for the barrier was been recommended for Market 
Street as opposed to yellow. The Commissioners supported the gray for the 
barrier, the simple design of the platform and use of the simple railing system 
rather than changing the rails to reflect the Victorian neighborhood of Upper 
Market as suggested by a ne igfibor hood associatior). The Committee recommended 
that the graphics be organized and simplified. Consideration to the backside 
of signs sliould also be given. It was recommended that the Path of Gold Street 
ligtit symbol not be used on the sign. 

VI. TWENTY FOURTH STREET ENIRYWAY PROJECT Phase I 

Ricardo Noguera, Eduardo Martinez, Rosa Rivera 
Mission Economic Development Association 

Mr. Noguera explained that MEDA (Mission Economic Development Association) is 
seeking permission from the city to create entryways at 24th and Mission and 
24th and Potrero Avenue. The design of the entry columns (one on each side of 
the street placed on the corners) include a dimension of 26'tall by 5'x5', a 
granite base, a steel frame with enamel panels. The imagery contains some 
cultural values, but should be interpreted more in a spiritual sense. The top 
has a spiral structure with globe. The design allows for banners to be 
installed across the entryways for special events. The committee agreed to 
approve phase I with the understanding that Phase II will include materials 
with attention to maintenance and removal of graffiti. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. FIRE STATION NO. 37 Phase II, III 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

Final material samples and colors along with the final working drawings were 

submitted by architects Roger Wong and Chris Bigelow for approval. The 

submittals were approved through a motion by Commissioner LaRocca. See Reports! 
and Orders. 

VIII. 1190 FILLMORE AT TURK (FORMERLY TURK/FILLMORE SUBSTATION) 

Sonia Gray, Joanne Chow Winship /Art Commission Staff 

An update to staff's research concerning the 1190 Fillmore building and its 
disposition was provided by Sonia Gray and Joanne Chow Winship. The pros and 
cons of subdividing the property verses a lot line adjustment was discussed. 
Staff was instructed to conduct further research. jl 



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IX. STAFF REPORTS/OLD BUSINESS 

A. MOSCONE CENTER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER HOWARD STREET 

On site review of the proposed silver color for the pedestrian bridge had 
occurred separately and individually with Bill Carney of the Redevelopment 
Agency by Commissioners LaRocca, Okamoto and Healy. Commissioner Healy 
preferred a color with "more life". Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval of 
the color sample, Duranar UC51131 XL Silver. Commissioners LaRocca and Okamoto 
were in favor of the color, Commissioner Healy opposed the color. Since 
Commissioner Kriken had not seen the color in daylight, he abstained from 
voting. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve McLaren Pump Station Phase III. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the 24th Street Entryway Project/Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Fire Station No. 37/Phase II, III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Duranar UC51131 XL Silver for the Moscone 
Center Bridge over Howard Street. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus; In Favor -LaRocca, Okamoto Opposed - Healy 
Abstained - Kriken 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm. 



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CIVIC DESIGN BBt^im COMMITTEE 
April 19, 199^--^ 



APR 3 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 4:25 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Aft Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Excused 



(arrived 4:25 pm) Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 

Jill Manton, Director of Public Art Program 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



Art House 

Fort tv/lason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



II. CENTRAL EMBARGADERO URBAN DESIGN STRATEGY PRESENTATION 

Eva Lieberman, Planning Department 

Boris Dramov, ROMA & Associates 

Keilani Tom, Graphics 

Tom Marioni, Public Art 

Helene Fried, Public Activities 

Informal discussion occurred between Commissioner Kriken, LaRocca and Mr. 
Dramov while awaiting the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto. A new black and 
white plan of the area was reviewed which differed (i.e. incorporation of the 
Vaillancourt Fountain) from Images reviewed at the previous Committee meeting. 
Upon the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto the Coirunittee proceeded with official 
business. Major points of discussion during the Informal meeting included: a. 
The Committee's desire to bring the city to a point of crossing the Embarcadero 
to define the edge of the city. This also Includes the need to tie buildings 
together, b. The north edge bleeds off with no building to anchor it. More 
studies are needed as to building structures to define the space. There was no 
identification of space, c. Further study should be made of economic 
considerations. Part of the property could be used for revenue making 
opportunites. d. Further studies should also be made regarding pedestrian 
access, e. The Committee supported the concept of connecting back streets 
previously enclosed by Redevelopment Projects, i.e. Drumm and Jackson, f. Mr. 
Dramov stressed the need to make the Ferry Building a civic building again by 
remodeling to include other activities, I.e. public meetings, g. Landscaping 
was discussed and specific recommendations will follow within these minutes. 
With the arrival of Commissioner Okamoto, the Comm1t>" began with their 
comments regarding the Central Embarcadero Urban Desigi! Strategy report 
submitted by ROMA & Associates. Commission LaRocca began: 




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1. Reports prepared by the consultants on Signage, Cultural Activities and 
Public Art should be Incorporated Into the report so that It reads as one 
document with references In the table of contents. 

2. The report needs more graphics to assist in understanding references and 
content. 

3. The report should acknowledge for historical reference Lawrence Halprin's 
design of Justin Herman Plaza. 

4. Three sentences dedicated to the Vaillancourt Fountain is Inadequate and 
only the most recent drawing submitted to the Committee at this meeting 
included the fountain in any way. 

5. The report has conflicting statements concerning Justin Herman Plaza. One 
area says to retain aspects and another indicated a complete redesign. 

6. It is the position of the Art Commission that the Ribbon Project, part of 
the Public Art Program for the Waterfront Transporatlon Projects should 
continue through the Central Embarcadero. 

7. Signal ization should be adjusted and balance to address peak traffic times 
and pedestrian needs. 

8. It is important to note that this report is not a design, but a study to 
analyze relationships in the Central Embarcadero. 

Commissioner Kriken's comments: 

9. Buildings sited at the north and south ends would create a better sense of 
place and bring activities closer to the water. 

10. To comply with the Waterfront Master Plan, there should be no trees on the 
water's edge. Trees can remain where they currently exist, but the waterside 
should be open to views. 

11. Landscaping in front of the Ferry Building should be studied further. If 
hedges or plantings are placed in this location it should have a greater 
relation to the Ferry Building than to the promenade. 

12. The historical acorn lights at the waterfront should be carried across the 
face of the Ferry Building. 

13. The Committee supported the re-establishment of the block geometry. 

14. Changing the distance of the palms in the median to 75' apart in this area 
would be acceptable as suggested by Mr. Dramov. 

15. The public treatment of the area at Howard and the Embarcadero is 
supported. 

16. Greater identification of the Ribbon Project and art events needs to be 
developed. 

17. The Committee does not support the suggested alterations to the 
Vaillancourt Fountained mentioned in the Public Art report by Tom Marioni. 

Planning Department staff, Eva Lieberman, when asked how Commission's comment 
would Impact the report, responded that the comments would become part of the 
input for the next phase of the planning. The Planning and Rec/Park 
Commissions recently approved $197,000 for reviewing land use and funding 
issues in preparation for the next RFP involving design work. Director, Joanne 
Chow Winship stated that the Art Commission wants to work closely with the 
Planning and Rec/Park Departments on the before mentioned next phase in 
developing and finalizing design criteria for the RFP. 



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IV. OLD MOCASSIN POWERHOUSE PROJECT Phase I 

Robert Chun, Paul Lui, Kent Ford/Utilities Engineering Bureau 

The first phase of the Old Mocassin Powerhouse Project located in Tuoleme 
County involves structurally rehabilitating the historic building for seismic 
safety. The building is badly deteriorated and the basement is flooded. The 
next phase will adapt the building for future uses i.e. offices, museum, etc. 
Although the building does not have a specific landmark status or rating, the 
members of the Civic Design Committee has instructed the project managers to 
seek the advice of the Landmarks Board in reviewing this proposed project. A 
motion to approve Phase I was moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 

V. FIRE STATIONS NO. 24 and No. 44 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 

As suggested by the Civic Design Review Committee, the architects had returned 
for an interim meeting to review changes in the design and to get input before 
further design development. In general the changes reflect the Committee's 
desire to simplify the geometric forms. Areas which need further change or 
modification for the two projects consists of: Fire Station No. 24 requires a 
different expression on the skylight form. Instead of the stepped skylights, 
the geometry needs to be cleaner such as one large circular tube for the pole 
and a flat roof skylight which is not seen from below for the adjacent 
skylight. Fire Station No. 44 requires simplifying the planters which were 
considered too fussy as designed. There was no motion. 

VI. RANKIN PUMP STATION PHASE II 
Ernie Ramillo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Colors and materials for the Rankin Pump Station, part of the Southeast 
Treatment Plant were presented. The Integral building color was chosen to 
match the existing building at the site. Glazing will be green with forest 
green doors and windows. Alternate window designs for the central window were 
presented, responding to a concern of the Committee's on its Phase I review. A 
grid pattern was approved of the options presented (option B on windows options 
sheet). A problem with the pouring of the corner has also been resolved in the 
re-design. Landscaping is a minimal style with an emphasis on trees. John 
Thomas of Landscape Architecture identified the use of plains, cottonwoods, 
granite vines, low growing junipers and coyote brush. A motion to approve 
Phase II was moved and approved. See Reports and Orders. 

VII. DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAi^ 

Evan Rose, Jon Purvis/Department of City Planning 

Jon Purvis and Evan Rose of the Planning Department described to the Committee 
the Downtown Pedestrian Street Improvement Program. The goal of the program Is 
to improve Downtown San Francisco as a pedestrian environment. Existing 
conditions are being surveyed. Specific areas have been selected for 
improvement during the five year program. The Commissioner? showed great 
enthusiasm for the project and offered to send a letter of support to the 
Director of the Planning Department, Lucian Blazej. 



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VIII. STAFF REPORTS/OLD BUSINESS 

A. Public Toilettes 

Debra Lehane reported that full scale non working demonstrations toilettes of 
the two competing companies will be installed on the sidwalk west of city hall 
on Polk Street. An advertising kiosk/newstand designed by JCDecaux will be 
located at the Powell Street Turnaround as an example of the kiosk/street 
furniture. 

B. Pioneer Monument 

Ms. Lehane also reported that the curbs around the Pioneer Monument have been 
removed and that some of the curbs had indeed been inverted. The monument is 
scheduled at this time to be moved in June. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Old Mocassin Powerhouse Project Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Rankin Pump Station Phase II. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 pm. 




Submitted by: 

Debra Lehane, ColTections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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city and County 
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San Ftoncbco, C,'\ 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



IVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



I^EGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY APRIL 19, 1993 

3:00 PM "\^ 
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PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collecllon 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public A(t P(OQfam 



Street Artists Llcer^es 
Suite 70 
I I (415)554-9677 



I. Roll Call 

II. CENTRAL EMBARCADERO URBAN DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Art Commission Comments on Urban Design Recommendations 

for Central Embarcaderu Project 

Boris Dramov, ROMA 

Eva Lieberman. Dept. of City Planning 

III. OLD MOCCASIN POWERHOUSE REHABILITATION PROJECT 
PHASE I 

Robert Chun/ Utilities Engineering Bureau, PUC 



Gallery 

1 55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



IV. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 
PHASE III 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong /Bureau of Architecture 



Art House 

Foit Mason Cen v 

Building C 

Son Francisco, C ^ 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



V. RANKIN PUMP STATION 
PHASE II 

Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong /Bureau of Architecture 

VI. DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

Introduction f.o five year program 

Evan Rose, Jon Purvis / Department of City Planning 



VII. SJAFF REPORTS 
VII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 
IX. ADJOURNMENl 



Note: Tor infcjiinat ion i elated to any of the abcr^o malLeis, please call 
Debra Leiiane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San t anci^co Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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AGENDA. WPS 



4/12/93 

APR 15 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1. Full Commission Mer-t iritis, and i rul i v i dual CommitLee 
Meetings of tlie Art Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, CA . Twenty Five Van Ness 
is local:ed on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, 
basement level, can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center 
Station located at the int,ersec t ion of Market, Hyde and 
Gro\e SI reet. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this 
location are the J,K,L,M, and N which stop at Van Ness 
Avenvie and Market Street, one-half block from the Art 
Commission offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the 
corner of Van Ness and Market are 9, 26, and 42. for more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, please call 
(415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please c:ontact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at 1415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
X)ossible . 

4. To ollow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any meetings, 
individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or 
other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak 
Street, between Van Ness Avenue anfJ Franklin Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 

( including those using wheelchairs) will be available. 



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If San Francisco 




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4102 

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J:Mc Art Collection 
Klvic Design Review 
■:ommunitv Arts 
and Education 
OPS Concerts 
ubilc Art Program 



ulte 70 

treet Artists Licenses 

dl5) 554-9677 

ut House 

ort Mason Center 

iullding C 

on Francfeco. CA 

'4123-1382 

415)885-1194 



Sailery 

55 Grove Street 

415)554-9682 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE, 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MAY_J^7^ 1993 

3:00 PM ■ 

25 VAN NECr. AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

VA G t N D A 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, .nerabers of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached In the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 



I. 
II. 

III. 



Roll Call 

RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Phase III 

Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture 



DOCi l^/!^MTq DEPT. 
MAY 1 4 1993 



IV. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

Phase I 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

John Thomas and Brian Gatter, DPW Landscape Architecture 

UNION SQUARE TICKET BOOTH SIGNAGE 

Advisory Review 

Mark Arnold and Alan Greenspan, Theater Bay Area 



V. STAFF REPORTS 



VI. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 



VII 



ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



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5/12/93 




A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 



*Pursunnt to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans ivith 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies loill make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and indi^'idual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 
25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are 
held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block finom the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

American sign language inteipreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



City and County 
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Suite 240 

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MINUTES PNRM^^'^^'^^^ 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
^ay 17, 1993 



25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 
Rai Okamoto 



Commissioners Excused 



(arrived 3: 15 pm) 



street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Public Affairs 



II. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 



PHASE III 



The discussion began with John Thomas explaining the landscaping surrounding 
the building. Due to their success at the Southeast Treatment Plant, London 
plain trees will be used. A shrub level will be introduced and ceanothus. 
Grass will be on the Davidson Street side. Bruce Flynn identified the only 
change since Phase II review as a structure in the back to house the electrical 
for the building. Attention then turned to the entry and how it misconstrues 
the amount of public activity which will occur at the site. The architect 
agreed to make the following changes to the front of the building: 

1. The stairs will be eliminated 

2. The row of planting will be uninterrupted across the front 

3. The ramp will provide all access to the building 

4. The walkway will end at the driveway. 

The door will be green to match the green used on other parts of the building. 
See Reports and Orders. 



III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION PHASE I 
Brian Gatter, John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 

St. Mary's Square is located at California and Pine Streets. Brain Gatter 
described the major change to the square as being the addition of a children's 
play area. Other improvements involve replacing bench slats, upgrading 
restrooms and making the park handicap accessible. The goal is to make the 
park more inviting to the Chinatown residents. Due to the lack of visual 
materials, the Committee had difficulty in seeing the park in context. Mr. 
Gatter and Mr. Thomas were requested to bring photos of the 




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ST MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION (CONT.) 

existing conditions to the next phase review of the park. The condition of the 
poplars is unknown and whether to replant the trees is to be considered. The 
edges of the park and activities along the alley needs to be examined. Phase I 
was approved with the understanding that the issues will be further discussed 
in the Phase II review. 

IV. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Rankin Street Pump Station Phase III. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Rehabilitation Phase I. 
Motion: Rai Okamoto 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm. 




Submitted 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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SAN FRANCISCO A RT CO M M [ S S I O N 



. PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 

COMMIJNIly Akis 

& Education 

PS Symphony Conceuts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252,2581 



RT Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



JUL 1 5 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JULY 19, 1993 > 



3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

/; A GENOA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Can 

II. PUBLIC TOILETS PROJECT 
Phase I 

Jean-Francois Nion Harry O'Brien, JCDecaux 
Vitaly B. Troyan Jake Szeto, DPW 

III. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION 

Phase III 

Suresh Patel Ralph Raffaelli, Project Architect PUC 

IV. MISSION POLICE STATION/SFPD JUVENILE DIVISION 
Phase III (Revised) 
Edmund Shum Gary Hoy Bureau of Architecture DPW 

V. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION 

Phase III (Revised) 

Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture DPW 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 40 

Phase III 

Bruce Flynn Jorge Gutierrez, Bureau of Architecture DPW 

VII. POWELL STREET TURNAROUND PROJECT 

Informational Presentation 

Evan Rose Downtown Pedestrian Improvement Project 
Department of City Planning 



VIII. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

Phase II, III 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture DPW 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



IX. STAFF REPORTS , 

- Civic Design Proposed Fee Structure 

X. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



T. V, K, AGENDA. WPS 

25 Van Ness Avr. SuiTt 240. San Fkanlisco. CA. 9 410 2 



7/12/93 
4 15.252.2590 



I AX 4 15.252.2595 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 



^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 
25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of , Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are 
held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible cutbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing petfume or other scented products. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




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SAN FRANCISCO A RT CO M M I S S I O N 



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MINUTES 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



D0CUMFMT,9 DEPT 

AUG 5 1993 

SAIM FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



July 19, 19 



I'ROGRAMS 

Civic Aiti CoiuuriDN 

Civic Dimgn Kivaw 

Cdmmuniiv AiUb 

6j< tDUCAIlUN 



, 19^ 



25 Van Ness Avenue 



Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 
3:00 P.M. 



oi'ssvMiiioNvCuNLiKi.jhe meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 

PdMIC AlU PkOtiKAM 



Si lun Aiuisib 1 K'LN^ii ••■ • WJLL 

Sun, 70 Commissioners Present 

•115.252 J 5 M r 



Commissioners Excused 



John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 



(Departure 4:55 pm) 



Am Cdmmission Gaiiiky 
155 (Jiu)vt Siiuii 

•^'5 55^ '^"Hi Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Jill Manton, Director of Art in Public Places Program 

IN MEMORY OF COMMISSIONER RAI Y. OKAMOTO 

A Statement by John Kriken, Chair of the Civic Design Review Committee 

"Since our last meeting, we were sad to learn of Rai Okamoto's passing. He was 
a personal friend, architect colleague, fellow art commissioner and a member of 
this committee. 



Rai was an architect who was committed to Civic Design and the public interest. 
He was my teacher at UC, he had a tremendous influence on me and the direction 
of my own career. 

It is not surprising that he would become the planning director and that we 
both would serve as art commissioners for the City of San Francisco. He had 
great integrity about modernism He was a man of great personal style and 
charm. He was truly an Important and memorable figure in the city and 
profession. We will miss him. " 




City and County oi- 
San Francisco 



II. PUBLIC TOILETS PROJECT 

Vitaly Troyan, Jake Szeto, DPW 
Jean-Francois Decaux, JC Decaux 



PHASE I 



Vit Troyan of the Department of Public works introduced the city's public 
toilet project and the process which had been designed. Selected by the panel 
of seven was the company of JCDecaux one of three proposal responses to the 
Request for Proposals. Twenty-seven potential locations have been identified 
within the city for placement of public toilets. The proposal Decaux has made 
to the city off-sets the cost of maintaining the toilets by installing 120 
advertising kiosks. Sixty five of the kiosks would replace existing newspaper 
stands in the downtown area. Mr. Troyan indicated that contract negotiations 
are underway. 



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Jean-Francois Decaiix, Chief Executive Officer of JCDecaux, was introduced and 
provided a brief history of the JCDecaux company. One toilet design is being 
proposed to meet the needs of all segments of the community. The basic design 
and footprint of the unit is determined by its function. The base is cast iron 
and the surface is painted aluminum. The exterior color and design detail is 
subject to review by the Art Commission. On the exterior of the toilet will be 
space for such amenities as public service announcements, an interactive 
system, maps or advertising. 

The basic kiosk unit is 5 foot in diameter and a standard fifteen feet high to 
the top of the advertising poster. Fifteen different caps are available to 
complete the kiosk design. The cap design is flexible and color is negotiable. 
The design of the newspaper kiosks for equal accessibility and compliance is 
being reviewed. A prototype or model which includes the accessibility solution 
will be submitted for Phase II approval. 

Befoie acceptifig public testimony, Commissioner Kriken reminded the audience 
that the Civic Design Review Committee was concerned about the design character 
of the jr. Decaux. systems and how the elements relate to the proposed locations 
and tie igliborhoods. He asked that comments be limited to those issues. 

PUBLIC TE S TIMONY was accepted at this time. 

Sidney Unobsky , President, San Francisco Planning Commission: 
Commissioner Unobsky is in favor of public toilets, but expressed concerns 
about the terms of the agreement with JCDecaux such as the number of kiosks, 
the length of the agreement (20 years), the advertising controls and the 
cooperation of the newspaper vendors to use the newspaper kiosk units. He 
urged DPW to review the conditions and the service track record of JCDecaux 
before finalizing the contract. 

Gerald Green , Dept. of City Planning Staff: Mr. Green advised the committee 
that the project is subject to an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Master 
Plan referral. The Planning Department is concerned about the placement of 
furniture, especially in the Downtown area and the advertising. Some 
provisions in the City code provide for controls of advertising in areas 
adjacent to City properties, such as parks. Planning will also be concerned 
that the design of the structures relate to the immediate surroundings. 

Commissioner Kriken assured the representive from Planning that the Art 
Commission wants a compatible process with the Planning Commission. 

Bf uce Flynn , Bureau of Architecture: Mr. Flynn favored the designs. As a 
Hearing Officer, for San Francisco, he was concerned that the widths of the 
sidewalks in areas proposed for the structures be carefully considered as to 
whether they are adequate for additional street furnitures and safe pedestriar 
movement. 

Richard Winnie , Gannett Outdoor: Mr. Winnie requested the same scrutiny for 
the JCDecaux project as was given the Gannett Bus Shelter proposal. He 
suggested that the committee see an actual prototype of the structures. He 
urged the committee to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the 
proposal and the commitment to public art. He expressed concern about the 
process. He also expressed concern about sign controls for Market Street. 



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August Lonqo . Access Coordinator, Independent Housing Services: Mr. Longo 
indicated that of the three competitors, JCDecaux was the only company which 
provided an accessible toilet. 

Walter Park . Director, Independent Housing Services: Mr. Park identified the 
importance of public toilets to the community and to people with disabilities 
in particular. JCDecaux's design complies 100X with both California and Federal 
regulations. He urged the Committee to approve the program and design "with 
all due speed" to move the project forward. 
End of Public Testimony. 

The Civic Design Review Committee requested that it be kept informed of other 
agency meetings regarding this matter. Mr. Troyan identified the Art 
Commission and the Planning Commission as the key agency reviewing this 
project. The Recreation and Park Commission and the Port Commission will give 
permission to install the units on property under their jurisdictions, if they 
chose to participate. Mr. Green of the Planning Department advised the 
committee that a Negative Declaration to the EIR is expected in approximately 3 
months. The City Attorney's office has advised staff of the Art Commission 
that no final approval for the project can be given until a draft of the 
Negative Declaration has been reviewed by the Art Commission. 

The response from Vit Troyan when Commissioner Healy asked to have prototypes 
available is that it would add 3-6 months to the process, but that a 1/10 scale 
model will be available for Phase II review. The Committee indicated that 
models of the kiosks for the neighborhoods will be needed for Phase II review. 

Review of each location will be needed to answer questions which relate to the 
site. Commissioner Kriken stated that it might also be advisable to limit the 
number of kiosks visible from any given location to no more than two. The 
scale of the kiosks for neighborhoods may not be appropriate and may require a 
smaller kiosk. Gerald Green from Planning offered to provide the Art 
Commission with a copy of the Planning Department's design standards for the 
downtown area. Evan Rose of Planning has been mapping the downtown area as 
part of the Downtown Pedestrian Project and will share Information with the Art 
Commission. 

The Committee agreed to approve the basic concept of the project and approach. 
Negotiations of a public art component was referred to the Visual Art Committee 
and Public Art Director, Jill Hanton. 
See Reports and Orders. 

III. SUNOL WATER TEMPLE REHABILITATION PHASE III 

Suresh Patel, Ralph Raffaelli/Utilltles Engineering Bureau/PUC 

Even though the Sunol Water Temple does not have any landmark status, the PUC 
had adopted a preservation approach to the project. The work will be divided 
into two phases. Phase I involves the repair of the roof, conservation of the 
ceiling paintings and some work under the structure where the pool is located. 
Phase II will be the seismic reinforcement to the pillars. The committee asked 
that the Art Commission be Informed of the progress and completion of the work 
so that they might visit the site at some future date. A motion to approve 
Phase III was moved and seconded. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. RANKIN STREET PUMP STATION PHASE III 

Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 

After receiving Phase III approval from the Civic Design Review Committee, 
Bruce Flynn, Project Architect reviewed with the Water Department the changes 
which have been Instructed during the design review for the entry of the Pump 
Station. The Water Department had safety concerns with the entryway and 
landscape changes. Therefore, Mr. Flynn thought It prudent to revisit the Phase 
III approval and to relay these concerns to the committee. John Thomas 
confirmed that the Water Department was concerned about creating an "attractive 
nuisance" at the entryway which would encourage misuse by some members of the 
general public. To address the safety Issues and to avoid people sleeping In 
the entry, the Committee approved the original entry design and added the 
requirement of having high Intensity lighting Installed as part of the project. 
See Reports and Orders. 

V. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE STATION » 40 PHASE III 

Jorge Gutierrez, Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Archltecture/DPW 

Fire Station #40, located at 2155 18th Avenue, near Rivera was built in 1931. 
The station was remodeled In the '50s. This project Involves changing the 
arched doors to allow for the larger apparatus now used by the F1re Department. 
As part of the project the Iron balconies under the windows will be restored. 
A recessed panel In the arches above the doors, formerly proposed with the 
design Is no longer necessary and the buttresses on the sides have been 
eliminated. The Committee asked the architects to study the placement of the 
letters "SFFD" In relation to the arched doors and windows with balconies and, 
also, to study the lighting. Phase III approval was given with a contingency 
requiring further review by the Art Commission. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. POWELL STREET TURNAROUND PROJECT 

Evan Rose, Downtown Pedestrian Project/Dept. of City Planning 

An Informational presentation was made by Evan Rose of the proposed changes to 
the Powell Street Turnaround. The Turnaround was Identified as part of the 
Pedestrian Program. Problems which were being addressed in the Turnaround 
included: 1. Aggressive panhandlers;2. Congest1on;3. Street Furniture;4. 
Signage; 

5. Lighting. The project will be approached in phases. Phase I will address 
the purchasing of tickets for the cablecars and the pedestrian flow. The goal 
is to create a screen for the passengers waiting to ride the cablecar from 
other activities in the Powell Street Plaza. The proposal calls for attachment 
of informational signs to the bollards as a service and added interest. Ticket! 
will be sold from the Police Koban starting 1n September. A long range site 
plan is being developed. Phase II will Involve signage. The plaza needs 
international signs and directions. Phase III will address the street 
furniture and lighting. The committee suggested that Mr. Rose talk with Art 
Commission staff person, Jill Manton, concerning the signage and identified tN 
interpretive signs as a great opportunity. The Powell Street Turnaround 
Project as presented by Mr. Rose received the approval of the Civic Design 
Review Committee. 



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VII. CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II, III 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture/DPW 

Glen Hunt reviewed briefly the Phase I discussion of this project. The general 
appearance of the Chinatown Branch Libary building is being preserved and 
materials are intended to match the existing. An interior alteration which 
involved the placement of an elevator had been of concern during Phase I since 
it interfered with windows. Mr. Hunt pointed out that the elevator has been 
relocation thus eliminating the concern with the windows. The committee moved 
for approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VI I I. STAFF REPORT 

A brief report was given by Debra Lehane, Joanne Chow Winship and Rich Newirth 
concerning the progress of researching and implementing a design review fee for 
civic projects. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the basic conceptual approach to the Public 
Toilet and Kiosk Project Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Sunol Water Temple Rehabilitation 
Phase III. 

Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to re-approve Rankin Street Pump Station Phase III 
revised to original entry landscaping concept with the 
condition that high intensity lighting be included for safety. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Fire Station #40 Phase III contingent upon 
additional study of location of "SFFD" letters and lighting. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the Chinatown Branch Library Phase II, III. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
MINUTES. WPS/ 
7/23/93 



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Community Akts 

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Street Artists Licenses 

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////AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to aj?enda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 



vRT Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 




II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

PHASE II, III 

Brian Gatter Landscape Architecture 

Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, DPW 

III. GOLDEN GATE STABLES 

PHASE I 

Edgar Lopez, Bureau of Architecture 

IV. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORTATION UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

PHASE I, II 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager 

V. M LINE MUNI METRO BOARDING ISLAND 

Phase I 

Ken Jew, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghldlnl, Artists 

VI. PUBLIC BANNER PROGRAM 

PHASE I, II, III 

Koren Chr, Kellani Tom Design Associates 

VII. VALLE JO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE 

PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

~Fii imore/Turk 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 554-9671 



AGENDA. WPS 



City and County of 
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LlhUAHV COMMISSk)N 

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// CIVIC DES I GN REVIEW COMMITTE E 
Auqust 16, 19^ 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commis sioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff, Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manaqer/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Jill Manton, Director of Art in Public Places Program 



II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE REHABILITATION 

Brian Gatter, Landscape Architecture/DPW 



PHASE II, III 



The St. Mary's Square Park Rehabilitation proiect consists of a ramp replacing 
the front stairs for accessibility and the addition of a play area. The paving 
is being retained with brick inserts replacing the 2x4 wood insets between 
the concrete pavers. The texture and pattern of a flagstone wall in the play 
area was discussed. The committee felt that the wall material should be 
changed to a rougher appearance. Lake Tahoe or Rocky Mountain stones with a 
coping on top was recommended. The Recreation and Park Department expanded the 
proiect to include the Pine and California Street edges. The committee would 
like to see the building painted green. On the California Street facade a 
Ficus pumela should be added to the left hand side of the building facade. A 
motion was passed which reflected the committee's desire to see the change in 
stone, the color green for the building structure and the addition of the Ficus 
pumela. See Reports and Orders. 



III. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES 

Edgar Lopez, Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



The Golden Gate Park Police Stables are located in the western end of Golden 
Gate Park next to the polo field. The pro.iect consists of replacing a 20 vear 
temporary addition adjacent to the front entrance with a permanent structure in 
materials which match existing materials. The windows on the front side will 
be changed from steel to aluminum. If the project cannot replicate true 
mull ions on the window, then the committee recommends replacing 
with full sheets of glass. The concept of the additions was approved. Colors 
for the windows frames and the window treatments are to be presented to the 
committee at the Phase II review of the proiect. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PHASE 1, II 

Gary Hov. Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Allen, SFIA 

Located at the southern most edqe of the Airport property next to a view lot is 
the Vehicle Staqinq Area. The buildinq will provide a location for the 
required police function of insoectinq the cabs and buses which operate at the 
airport. The metal buildinq has a winq like roof which floats above the 
structure. The north elevation is a simple red rectangular box. The garage 
has 3 bavs with light poles sittinq on wheel guards. The south elevation has a 
slat screen and a wall marker which screens a generator. The marker has a sign 
identifvinq the San Francisco International Airport. The committee questioned 
the decorative nature of the liqht poles and they requested that the airport 
review the need for the marker sign on the building. It was felt that the 
marker element need to be removed from the utilitarian design of the rest of 
the building. The general colors and materials were liked. A motion approving 
Phase I and II was passed with the condition that the East and South elevations 
would receive additional review concerning the lights and the marker sign. See 
Reports and Orders. 

V. M-LINE MUNI METRO BOARDING ISLAND PHASE I 

Ken Jew. Public Utilities Commission 
Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini, Artists 

Jill Manton, Director of the Public Art Program briefly introduced to the 
Commissioners the project and Ken Jew, Project Manager for MUNI. The project 
consists of changing two muni boarding islands on 19th Avenue at Winston and 
Holloway Avenues to center island boarding platforms which comply with ADA 
requirements. The goal of the project is to create a design which will blend 
into the neighborhoods. Community meetings have been held to obtain community 
input and identify their concerns. Artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidini 
have been given the task of designing the canopy and furniture for the 
platform. The artists reviewed the conditions governing the site, including 
traffic and weather patterns. The north/south axis line of the platforms is 
off-center to balance the space needed for waiting passengers versus exiting 
passengers. The canopy has an oscillating pattern which is intended to reflect 
the built environment of the neighborhood. The tile covered benches will be 
combined with planting containers. Gardeners from San Francisco State 
University will maintain the planting and students will service the audio/videc 
components of the platform. The Committee liked the asymmetrical placement of 
the roof-line, the interest created by the roof-line and its relationship to 
the community architecture. It was suggested that the artists may want to 
consider additional fins on the wind breaks to help protect passenqers from 
winter storms which hit the area with great force. The Commissioners commentei 
that it would be important to continue artist involvement in the process 
through the completion of working drawings to ensure the quality and 
effectiveness of the design. The project was complimented for its use of 
artists as designers and the element of partnering with San Francisco State 
University. A motion was passed approving Phase I. See Reports and Orders. 



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VI. PUBLIC BANNER PROGRAM PHASE I, II, III 

Karv Shulman, Grants for the Arts 

Koren Chr, Keilani Tom Design Associates 

Installing and exhibiting banners in the 1) Verba Buena/Moscone Center; 2) 
Union Square, Powell Street, Geary Street; and 3) Civic Center/Van Ness Avenue 
areas is a ioint project of Grants for the Arts, represented by Kary Shulman, 
and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The banners would measure 30 x 60 " in 
size and be at a 12-14' height above the ground to allow for truck clearance 
and to avoid vandalism. If possible, the banners on Van Ness will be larger. 
Nylon applique was the proposed material. The scale and massing of the banners 
was discussed. Jill Manton, Director of Public Art suggested that this would 
be a good opportunity to work with city departments who have jurisdiction of 
the poles to change the size regulations to allow for larger banners. She also 
advised Kary Shulman, that the Art Commission has an existing list of artist 
for banner projects which could be a resource to their project. The specific 
area under consideration at this meeting was the Verba Buena/Moscone Center 
area. A map identifying poles for banner locations was presented by Koren Chr, 
as were photographs which showed the massing of a single banner per pole or 
doubled banners per pole. The committee commented that the area is ideal for 
banners, but the banners would have greater impact if they marked a place, the 
Museum of Modern Art for example. The banners need to work in the context of 
the specific locations which includes relating to the neighborhoods and trees. 
The massing of the color was preferred over a linear approach. It was 
suggested that the first set of banners be installed with temporary materials 
as a pilot program. Once the program has been better defined, permanent 
hardware could then be installed. A phase one approval was given with the 
emphasis that the first series being a pilot program study. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. VALLE JO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Mike Fowler/Tai Associates 

Bill Higgins, Rich Kozono/The Architects Collaborative 

Mike Fowler of Tai Associates introduced the project concept to the committee. 
The proposed parking garage is located on Valleio between Stockton and Powell, 
next to the small Churchill alleyway. The site is currently used as a parking 
lot. The project is designed to provide self-serviced parking for 300-330 
cars. The project height had been changed from the original proposed height of 
40' to 65'. The architects had designed the building to avoid mechanical 
ventilation. An attempt to relate the building to the neighborhood was made by 
treating the street level facade in a similar fashion as the neighborhood in 
the lower three stories. The corners have been notched out to step back on the 
mass of the building. Ceramic tile will be used at the base and precast or 
synthetic stucco is being considered for tfie rest of the structure. The seven 
million dollar project has been the subject of public debate for some time with 
merchants favoring the additional parking and residents resisting. The 
Committee began its discussion by asking questions concerning the choice of a 
garage site which is across the street from the Central Police Station/Garage, 
an existing garage, and the programming which dictated the mass. The 
architects informed the committee that unless the building exceeds 40 feet, 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE CONT. 

the amount of parking provided bv the current lot is not increased. The 
committee commented that from a purely professional Civic Design perspective, 
it can not support the 65 ' height of the building as proposed in the context 
of the Valle.jo Street neighborhood. The Committee felt that the problem with 
the mass of the building is of such magnitude that the programming should be 
revisited to reduce the bulk of the building. The Committee suggested 
reviewing the building program and proposed operations to allow for maximum 
parking in a minumum of space, i.e. mechanical elevators, valet parking, etc. 
The Civic Design Review Committee would like the opportunity to discuss its 
position with the Parking Authority and to work with them in solving this urban 
design problem. There was no motion. 

VI I I. STAFF REPORT 

TURK-FILLMORE BUILDING: Director Joanne Chow Winship advised the committee 

that it was in the Commission's best interest at this time to seek a long term 

lease arrangement for the Turk-Fi 1 Imore building. The Commissioners had no 

objections. 

IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve St. Mary's Square Rehabilitation 
Phase II, III contingent on 1) the change of the stone 
wall material: 2) all painted surfaces of the building on 
Pine and California will be painted Rec/Park green; 3) a 
Ficus pumela will be added to the California Street Elevation. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve the Golden Gate Park Police Stables Phase I. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the Vehicle Staging Area/Police Ground 
Transport Unit at the San Francisco International Airport, 
Phase I, II contingent upon review of East and South 
Elevations concerning light poles and marker sign. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve M Line Muni Metro Boarding Island Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the Public Banner Program Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 






Submitted by: 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

MINUTES. WPS/ 8/23/93 



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MAYOR 
Frank M. Idkimn 



/S AN FRANCISCO ' A RT COMMISSION 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER^aO-; 

3:00 PM 



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25 VAN NESS AVENUE 

COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISQO,--CA 94102 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Hemy 
P R t s in I N I 

)OHN Krikin 
Vict Prisioini 

Nancy Bkmiii 

Arisiidls Dimi irios 

AioNZO King 

Willis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRdcca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamhio 

DUOII RllStKRANS 

TtRRi Simon 
Li/A Zenni 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public mav address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 

II. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORTATION UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

INTERIM REVIEW 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager 

Gary Hoy, Bureau of Architecture 



< OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents Of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
'Pianning Commission 
Recreation & 
Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

lOANNE Chow Winsihi' 



PROGRAMS 

, Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&i Educaiion 

'S Symi'iiony Conceris 

PUIIIIC ARI I'llOGIlAM 



Street Artists Licenses 

Sum 70 
415.252.2581 



IT Commission Gaiiery 

155 Grovi Street 

415.554.9682 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



III. FIREHOUSE N0.2/SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

PHASE III 

Goqo Heinrich, Pro,1ect Manager 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

PHASE I 

Victor Talatala, Bureau of Architecture 

V. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

PHASE I 

Tom Thornton, Tony Irons/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. GOLDEN GATE PARK CAROUSEL 

Color selection 
^ Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park Department 

Donna Ernstson, Friends of Recreation and Parks, Inc. 

VII. MARKET STREET BANNER PROGRAM 

Staff Report and Recommendation 
Eleanor Beaton 

VIII. FIRESTATION NO. 24 

PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

IX. FIRESTATION NO. 44 

PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Irene Wonq/Bureau of Architecture 

X. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE 

PHASE I 

Kevin Haqarty, Parking Authority 

Tai Associates and The Architects Col laboratiye 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wonq/Bureau of Architecture 



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XI. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

XII. ADJOURNMENT 

Note: For information related to anv of the above matters, olease call 
Debra Lehane. Civic Art Collection Manager. San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 252-2593 

AGENDA. WPS 9/15/93 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

*Pursiiaiit to City policy nnd the requirements of the 7973 Relmbilitalion Act and the 7990 Americatis 
xuith Disabilities Act, all City agencies luill make reasonable accommodatbns to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Coiuinission Meetings, and individual Coninuiiec Meetings of ihe Art Commission will 
be held al 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. ^, 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve Uiis location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
, one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. ' 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals wit!) .severe allergies, environmenial illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a .sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meetinq Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meetina was called to order at 3:10 o.m. 



I. ROLL 

.QoOinil.SAlP.Qexs Present 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:20 

Anne Healv 



pm. 



Commissioners Excused 



Staff._Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manaqer/Civic Desiqn Review Committee Coordinatoi 

Joanne Chow Winshio, Director of Cultural Affairs 



II. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/POLICE GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERIM REVIEW 
Garv Hoy, Bureau of Architecture 
Ron Castillo. Project Manager 

Solutions to specific desiqn elements which were identified as unresolved from 
the Phase I review were presented to the Committee bv Gary Hoy. The liqht 
poles are replaced with a standard liqht fixture which provides a too and 
bottom vertical liqht next to the qaraqe door entrances. The Committee felt 
that the lighting was in the spirit of a building of this type. The screen 
fence was discussed. The originally designed fence, without the stepped 
feature and without the airport sign was preferred. Chain link material will 
be behind the tubular rectangular grid. A trumpet vine will be planted to cirow 
over the fence. There was no motion. 



;i. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIREHOUSE # 
Gogo Heinrich, Jamie Baer/Pro.iect Management 



PHASE III 



Since last reviewed bv the Committee, the truss form has flattened and the 
window pattern has changed. The silver details have been eliminated due to FHA 
regulations. Jamie Baer indicated that tne project designers are proposing a 
change in material textures as a response to the Committee's instructions to 
study the contrast created bv the striping. The building will be seen from a 
distance of a half a mile. See Reports and Orders. 



IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

Victor Talatala/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



The Mission Branch Library is located on 24th Street between Mis^on and 
Valencia Streets with Bartlett Street and Orange Alley 



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IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY CONT . 

as the cross streets. The prelect consists of remodeling the interior space f 
accommodate changes in programing and adding a new addition to the rear of the 
building which will include restrooms, additional offices, a mechanical 
equipment room, an elevator, an interior stairwell from the second floor and an 
emergency stairwell exit from the third floor. The programing changes would 
change the orientation of the building entrance to the side door on Bartlett 
Street. The Committee requested that the next presentation include studies 
regarding the changes in the interior soaces which led to the change in 
entrances, rationale on how the space is zoned and where the control points 
would be. The goal of the Committee is to understand how the new entrance 
would work as the main entrance and the design aporoach to the change. The 
design approach for the treatment of the end walls of the addition also needs 
to be developed and explained. There was no motion. 

V. GOLDEN GATE PARK CAROUSEL 

Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

~he Recreation and Park Commission has been offered a gift of time and 
materials though San Francisco Beautiful and the Hyatt to refurbish the Golden 
Gate Park Carousel building. Three color studies were presented by Howard 
Wong, tv/o with a lavender dome and one with a green dome, representing two 
conceptual aporoaches to the building color. The Committee oreferred the 
concept of making the building bright and sparkling, as opposed to making the 
building blend into the surrounding area. Instructions were given to Mr. Wong 
to make the color of the dome contrast from the steps of the roof. The steps 
of the roof should be defined. The lower portion of the building should be 
used as a frame with darker colors on the grill and neutral colors on the 
columns. New color studies will be presented to the Committee prior to the 
October 4th full commission meeting so that a motion can be passed at that 
meeting. 

VI. MARKET STREET BANNER PROGRAM 

Eleanor Beaton. Public Art Program 

Ms. Beaton reported to the Committee progress of her research concerning the 
size and placement of banners on Market Street. The maximum size of the 
"''liners could be 90 ", but due to restrictions on some ocles. it was not 
possible to place the banners uniformly at the corner locations. The 
intersections are inconsistent. It was the consensus of the Committee that 
corner locations were preferred with the scale of the larger banners. Symmetry 
was not critical and the Committee liked the idea of "plaving with the iazzv 
rhythm of Market Street" in the placement of the banners. The Committee 
requested that a map be prepared that would identify the poles for the 90" 
banner locations and the intersections. There was no motion. 

VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE PHASE I 

Philip Sowers, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 
Mike Fowler/Tai Associates 

Bill Higgins. Rich Kozono/The Architects CollaPorative 
Kevin Hagarty/Parking Authority 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL PARKING GARAGE OONT. 

Kevin Hagarty beaan the presentation with a review of the Parking Authority's 
efforts to orovide more parking for the North Beach/Chinatown areas which has 
been identified as having the greatest need for parking in the City. Site 
location was difficult. The siie across from the Central Police Station was 
acquired last June and is located on Vallejo at Churchill between Powell and 
Stockton. The proposed garage lot is 137' x 137' composed of two lots: one 
which currently serves as a parking lot and one as a garage. Different 
programming options were explored. A stacked lot is expensive and labor 
intensive. The concern with mechanical parking was that traffic would back up 
on the street waiting to enter the garage. The goal of the project is to 
provide off street parking for 330 cars. A self parking garage with reasonable 
rates was determined by staff as the best method to remove cars from the street 
as quickly as possible. Concerns of residents and merchants collected in 
neighborhood meetings have been incorporated into the design. The cost of 
building below ground is 1-1/2 to 2 times the cost of building above ground. 

Committee Ch.air, John Kriken, explained that the Committee discussed issues at 
its last meeting which are under the purview of the Planning Department, i.e. 
height and zoning. Mr. Kriken stated that the Civic Design Review Committee is 
concerned with how the building fits into the environment and compatibility 
with the neighborhood. At the request of the Civic Design Committee, an 
informal meeting was held by Mr. Kriken with the Parking Authority including 
Kevin Hagarty and Parking Commission President, John Molinari, the architects 
and Art Commission Staff, to discuss the project. Design issues such as 
streetscape, openings in the building, the reveal of the slope floor, how the 
facade wraps the building and issues concerning height were diSi&.»sed at the 
informal meeting. The possible removal of the trellis to reduce scale was 
discussed as was the Parking Authority's concern for the requirement to include 
commercial space. 

Gerald Green, Planner III, of the Planning Department was requested to review 
the Planning Department's roll and process with the project. Mr. Green is 
coordinating the review of the project for the Planning Department. The 
Negative Declaration filed in 1987 to allow the purchase of the property will 
require updating. Toxic issues with the property and some traffic information 
will require review. To date, ihe Planning Department has not received an 
application for review. The proposed 65' height is part of the project 
description described in the Negative Declaration, but with the notation that 
it would require application for an amendment to the map to re-zone for the 
65'height, a change from the current allowance of 40'. Conditional use review 
will also be required. Final approval for conditional use is subject to 
approval by the Board of Supervisors. As part of its review, Planning will 
consider design, scale of the building and compatibility with neighboring 
bui Idings. 

Michael Fowler of Tai Associates and Rich Kozono presented the garage design 
with changes which had been incorporated from the informal discussion. Design 
elements which address the height of the building consist of the use of bay 
windows and notched 
corners. The cornice line reinforces the building relationship to 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL GARAGE CONT. 

the adjacent buildings. Changes in materials and colors are intended to give 
the appearance of a reduced mass. Tile/stone would be used next to the 
sidewalk to create a heavier feeling at the base. Design elements which are to 
address compatibility include efforts to make the silhouette harmonious with 
the existing buildings. To create extensions, the vocabulary of existing 
buildings have been used. The trellis which had been created to meet the 
Planning code requirement for screening of the rooftop parking has been 
eliminated. Other design features include a glass bay for the elevator. The 
elevator has a glass back for view and safety. All sloped ramps are hidden 
behind spandrels. The punched window aesthetics wraps around the Churchill 
Street facade. The colors and materials used predominate in the neighborhood, 
The darkest colors are at the lowest portions of the building with a lighter 
feel as the building rises. Awnings at the street level are intended to 
enhance the pedestrian scale of the building. Storefront windows would provide 
display areas for community, but would not contain real commercial spaces. At 
this time the architects are trying to set a direction which can oe approved by 
Civic Design. The design will return to the Art Commission for further review 
after the Planning Department has commented. 

Before public comment was invited, the Committee members briefly discussed 
questions concerning: 1) the feasibility of Planning allowing the removal of 
the trellis, 2) buildings that have successfully used the play of light and 
dark, 3) the architects willingness to study alternative color schemes, 4) the 
shaft of glass for the elevator tower being out of scale and out of context, 
and 5) the perceived element of safety in an elevator with visibility. 

PUBLIC COMMENT 

I.e. Donnelly is disturbed that the proposed height is almost twice the 40' 
1 imit. 

Bob Tibbets , President of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers discussed efforts of the 
community to protect views and to maintain a 40' valley between Russian and 
Telegraph Hills. Mr. Tibbets questioned the actual demand for parking and 
wants the Parking Authority to justify the cost. He closed with a reminder of 
the goal of Prop M which supports maintaining neighborhood character. 

John Barbe y, SF League of Neighborhoods. Supports the Russian and Telegraph 
Hill Dwellers and their desire to see a part of the garage built underground. 

Jonee Levy objects to a 65' high building. She would like to see the garage go 
underground. She has also requested a shadow study, which has not been 
performed for the project. 

•erb Kosovitz is of the opinion that a building of this bulk cannot fit into 
the streetscape. He also objects to the appearance of the building mimicking a 
housing development. 



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VII. VALLEJO-CHURCHILL GARAGE CONT. 

Patricia Cady suggested that there is an underutilized garage at Sansome and 
Valle.jo and that the architectural drawings are misleading and non-reflective 
of the true character of the neighborhood. 

George Nielso n, North Beach Neighbors, requested that the 40' height be 
maintained. He fears that this project v/ill promote heights in excess of 40' 
for future developments. He believes that the architects had made sincere 
efforts to reduce the mass. 

Kevin Hagartv responded to some comments made by the public. The architects 
have received the shadow request, but were waiting until a design had been 
approved for testing. Commissioner Healy felt there was sufficient design to 
merit study of shadows at a 65' height. Priority is being given to transient 
use. If there is adequate space, monthly parking will be offered. 

Review of the project returned to the members of the Committee. The Committee 
needs to be convinced that the building is the lowest possible height. The 
design of this building is wedded to its function and the Committee is 
requesting that the research which supports the Parking Authority's conclusions 
regarding the rigid programming be presented to substantiate programming 
decisions. 

Commission LaRocca provided the following comments concerning the garage 
design: 

1. The elevator tower has a commercial attitude where half of the garage has a 
residential design. He would like the design to be either commercial or 
residential . 

2. He liked the tile at the base or a brick base like at Jackson Square or 
similar to the brick on the corner building. 

3. He could not support the concept of a fake storefront. 

4. Remove the trellis from the roof and use brick color or interlocking tile 
as design element. 

5. Merchant parking could occur on a lower level. He would still like to see 
the economics of the 1-2 levels below ground. This merits further evaluation. 

6. There is a problem with the side elevation which needs more color and a 
break at the watermark. 

Other comments by the Committee included: The need to push down the height and 
mass of the building. If a ventilation system has already been designed into 
the project, additional cost is already included within the project. The 
column in space is a problem. The Bush/Polk garage is more successful. The 
elevator column comes from outside the city vernacular. The peaked roof is out 
of context. The elevator column should reflect the other bays. The question 
of the glass elevator actually providing safety or whether it is a perceived 
defensible space is questionable. A design whereby the lower zone relates to 
the streetscape with the design of the upper portion being a functional parking 
structure should be consioered. The garage needs to be an integrated design to 
satisfy urban design goals and to create a stronger building. There was no 
motion. 



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VIII.FIRESTATION NO. 24 PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

Philip Sowers presented a new model of Firestation No. 24, with a simplified 
addition which emphasize the vertical elements. The 

VIII. FIRESTATION NO. 24 CONT. 

Committee complimented the design as simple and functional and immediately 
passed a motion approving phase II design. See Reports and Orders. 

IX. FIRESTATION NO. 44 PHASE II 

Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

A new model of Firestation No. 44 was presented which identified changes in the 
design of the new addition. The design was geared to the smaller neighboring 
buildings with an effort to relate the addition to the massing and style of the 
neighborhood. The Committee instructed the architects to change the retaining 
wall planter to a bollard and change the cantilevered cover over the door to a 
rectangular shape which should project from the original building over the 
door. They like the material of the wall adjacent to the door being a 
different texture or material from the rest of the building. The Committee 
would like to see a sample of a ceramic tile in a higher color value. A motion 
was passed with contingencies. See Reports and Orders. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve SFIA Fi rehouse tt2 Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRoccca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Fire Station ^24 Phase II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 
J. Motion to approve Fire Station tt 44 Phase II contingent 

upon redesign of canopy and approval of ceramic tile sample. 



Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 



X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm. 



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Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 



Commissioners Excused 



Robert LaRocca 



^W!5W3ra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 



II. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



Tony Irons of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed for the Committee the seismic 
work which will upgrade the 1915 City Hall, designed by Blakewell and Brown. 
The chosen method of upgrade is to install base isolators. Base isolators are 
the least expensive alternative and will not require removal of wall materials. 
The goal is to make the building act as a single unit during seismic activity. 
A moat, which allows the building to move, will encircle the building. 

Major impacts to the building, due to the upgrade and new moat, occur at the 
Grove and McAllister Street entries. The installation of the base isolators 
will cause the basement floor to be raised 30 ". This will eliminate a 30" 
transom over the Grove and McAllister Street entries and will change the 
proportions of the building. Grove Street will also lose a set of stairs and a 
walkway will be added for accessibility. Some windows will be lost in the 
lightwells due to the addition of shear walls. A 4 " reveal will identify the 
location of windows which are blocked by the new wall. The seismic mote which 
follows the contour of the building will be covered with steel-backed granite. 
The Committee requested Mr. Irons to review with the Committee the rail should 
it be required around the mote and that the Committee is interested in 
reviewing landscape plans. The project was recommended for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 



III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 101 GROVE 

Stanley So, Bureau of Architecture 



INFORMATIONAL 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Similiar to City Hall, the Department of Public Health building has been 
scheduled for seismic upgrading. Three methods were reviewed and considered 
for the building: base isolators, steel braced frames, and Gunite shear wall. 
The 101 Grove building is actually two buildings and this affected the choice 
of seismic work. Also, the additional moat, required with base isolators, 



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III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 101 GROVE (CONT.) 

would impact the Art Commission Gallery. The chosen method for upgrade is the 
Gunite shear wall scheme which will have no impact on the exterior. The Gunite 
method retains the building's historic elements and disturbs the building as 
little as possible. The Commissioners thanked Mr. So for the presentation. 



IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION PHASE I 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 
Neel Parikh/San Francisco Public Library 

Vic Talatala introduced the Mission Branch library renovation. The Mission 
Branch library was designed by Albert Lansberg and built in 1915. Albert 
Lansberg also designed the Chinatown Branch library, recently reviewed by the 
Commission. Neel Parikh, Chief of Branches for the Library reviewed the 
program which had been developed for the Mission Library. The project has two 
funding sources, a federal grant and bond funds. As a library, the building is 
inefficient. The Mission Branch Library is the 3rd busiest branch with the 
focal point being the Spanish speaking community. To develop the programming 
for the library, the Library partnered with community agencies. This has 
Increased the library's activity by 30%. One need identified by Community 
participation was the need for a computer room in lieu of a community meeting 
space. The only way the Library could increase space and fulfill the 
programming needs was to eliminate the main staircase and to change the entry 
to Barlett Street. Glen Hunt of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the 
development of the project through schematics and explained how the design 
evolved into the current proposal. For structural reasons, the addition to the 
building will be concrete. The concrete will be a color to match one of the 
light colors of bricks. The Committee felt that the geometric forms which 
embellish the addition had a post-modern look. The Committee instructions were 
to keep the treatment of the addition quiet without detracting from the 
existing well-proportioned building. The gates could provide the finishing 
touches for the building. The Committee recommended a Phase I approval with 
the request that the entrance be discussed further at the Phase II review. See 
Report and Orders. 



V. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES PHASE II 

Gary Hoy, Edgar Lopez/Bureau of Architecture 

The main item of discussion with project architects Gary Hoy and Edgar Lopez 
was the design and color of the window treatment. Because of the climate, 
aluminum windows will be installed on the 375 square foot addition. The dark 
forest green muttons will be on the interior and exterior of the windows. 
Concerns were raised about the color palette for the building. Colors appeared 
to be different from the photographed images. Mr. Lopez assured the Committee 
that the contractor will be given instructions to match existing colors of the 
building. The Committee recommended phase II approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



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VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT 

Jean Francios Decaux/JC Decaux 

Vit Troyan/Department of Public Works 



PHASE II 



Art Commission staff person, Debra Lehane, advised the Commissioners, sponsors 
and general public that a Preliminary Negative Declaration is in process which 
is reviewing the Public Toilet Project. Until the Negative Declaration is 
completed, any discussion of the Public Toilet Project is preliminary and 
decisions reached during this meeting are subject to change pending new 
information which may be provided in the Negative Declaration findings. Vit 
Troyan reviewed the Public Toilet Project and its progress for the Committee. 
He then introduced Jean Francois Decaux who presented drawings of the newsstand 
kiosk which has been modified to be accessible to the physically challenged. 
The depth of the door for the newsstand kiosk has been increased by 4 ". This 
change allows wheelchair access for a potential newsstand vendor. Mr. Decaux 
then introduced Kathy Merrill of Merrill and Associates who presented a slide 
presentation of proposed kiosk/toilet locations and discussed the proposed 
style placements and colors. Also discussed were the placement parameters and 
considerations. JCDecaux proposed deep blue toilets for the city. It was 
reported that the Port Commission had decided on green toilets and kiosks for 
tort property installations. The Heritage style kiosk was proposed in bronze 
for Market Street. The Pillar style kiosk in blue was proposed for all other 
locations in the city except for two Norman Foster style kiosks in aluminum for 
Verba Buena. The Commissioners requested that language be added to the criteria 
which protects existing public artworks from having kiosks or toilets located 
too near them or placed in competition with viewing of such works of art. Some 
general siting proposals and conditions were reviewed with the Commissioners. 
Both Commissioner Kriken and Healy expressed concerns relating to safety, 
effects of illuminations and appropriateness of kiosks in the traffic medians. 
It was also questioned as to how may locations required changes to the street 
in order to allow the placement of a kiosk or toilet. Regarding the draft 
guidelines, the distance of kiosks or toilets from street artists was changed 
from 5' to 12'. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: 

Walter Park : Mr. Park is with the Center for Independent Housing Services and 
spoke in favor of the final design of the newsstand kiosk. 

'"^^ I^qust Lonqo : Mr. Longo, with Disability Advocacy and Self Help, found the 
newsstand kiosk to be totally acceptable. 



Richard Winnie : 
felt that major 
require a letter 
newsstand meets 
that he believed 
kiosks/toi lets, 
not address the 
of the kiosks at 
further decision 



Mr. Winnie identified himself as the lawyer for Gannett. He 
questions still exist. He suggested that the Art Commission 

from the City's Accessibility Coordinator to insure that the 
code. He expressed concerns about the proposed locations and 

that some of the existing sidewalk locations would not accept 

He indicated that the Preliminary Negative Declaration does 
impact of the size of the advertising nor the cumulative effect 

night on Market Street. He urged the Committee to delay any 
s until this information had been provided. 



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VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT (CONT.) 

John Barbey : Mr. Barbey, as Secretary for the San Francisco League of 
Neighborhoods, presented a letter addressed to Supervisor Leal and expressed 
support for the Decaux Project. 

Discussion about style and color among the Commissioners determined their 
preference for green as the color for all pieces of the street furniture. The 
Norman Foster style kiosk for Verba Buena was rejected and replaced with the 
Pillar style kiosk. Kiosks on Market Street will be Heritage in green and 
kiosks distributed throughout the city will be the Pillar in gr< 



It was also discussed that the location guidelines need to be developed further 
with input from other commissions and departments. A preliminary Phase II 
approval was recommended for the style and color of the toilet/kiosks. No 
approval was recommended for the guidelines or locations. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve City Hall Seismic Upgrade Phase I, II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Mission Branch Library Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Golden Gate Park Police Stables Phase 11. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to grant preliminary approval to design and color of kiosks and 
toilets for the Public Toilet Project Phase II. • 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VI II. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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Tom Thornton, Tony Irons/Bureau of Architecture 

III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HEADQUARTERS SEISMIC UPGRADE 

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION 

Tom Thornton, Stanley So/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION 

PHASE I 

Cathy Bremer/San Francisco Public Library 
I Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/ Bureau of Architecture 

V. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES 
Phase II, III 
Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PUBLIC TOILETTE PROJECT 

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Vit Troyan/Department of Public Works 

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be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Acce.ssible seating for persons with disabihties, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
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Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 



II. CITY HALL SEISMIC UPGRADE 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I 



Tony Irons of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed for the Committee the seismic 
work which will upgrade the 1915 City Hall, designed by Blakewell and Brown. 
The chosen method of upgrade is to install base isolators. Base isolators are 
the least expensive alternative and will not require removal of wall materials. 
The goal is to make the building act as a single unit during seismic activity. 
A moat, which allows the building to move, will encircle the building. 

Major impacts to the building, due to the upgrade and new moat, occur at the 
Grove and McAllister Street entries. The installation of the base isolators 
will cause the basement floor to be raised 30 ". This will eliminate a 30" 
transom over the Grove and McAllister Street entries and will change the 
proportions of the building. Grove Street will also lose a set of stairs and a 
i^alkway will be added for accessibility. Some windows will be lost in the 
lightwells due to the addition of shear walls. A 4 " reveal will identify the 
location of windows which are blocked by the new wall. The seismic mote which 
follows the contour of the building will be covered with steel-backed granite. 
The Committee requested Mr. Irons to review with the Committee the rail should 
it be required around the mote and that the 
reviewing landscape plans. The project was 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 



Committee is interested 
recommended for Phase I 



in 
and 



II 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 101 GROVE 

Stanley So, Bureau of Architecture 



INFORMATIONAL 



Similiar to City Hall, the Department of Public Health building has been 
scheduled for seismic upgrading. Three methods were reviewed and considered 
for the building: base isolators, steel braced frames, and Gunite shear wall. 
The 101 Grove building is actually two buildings and this affected the choice 
of seismic work. Also, the additional moat, required with base isolators. 



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III. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 101 GROVE (CONT.) 

would impact the Art Commission Gallery. The chosen method for upgrade is the 
Gunite shear wall scheme which will have no impact on the exterior. The Gunite 
method retains the building's historic elements and disturbs the building as 
little as possible. The Commissioners thanked Mr. So for the presentation. 

IV. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION PHASE I 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 
Neel Parikh/San Francisco Public Library 

Vic Talatala introduced the Mission Branch library renovation. ^Jie Mission 
Branch library was designed by Albert Lansberg and built in 1915. Albert 
Lansberg also designed the Chinatown Branch library, recently reviewed by the 
Commission. Neel Parikh, Chief of Branches for the Library reviewed the 
program which had been developed for the Mission Library. The project has two 
funding sources, a federal grant and bond funds. As a library, the building is 
inefficient. The Mission Branch Library is the 3rd busiest branch with the 
focal point being the Spanish speaking community. To develop the programming 
for the library, the Library partnered with community agencies. This has 
increased the library's activity by 30%. One need identified by Community 
participation was the need for a computer room in lieu of a community meeting 
space. The only way the Library could increase space and fulfill the 
programming needs was to eliminate the main staircase and to change the entry 
to Barlett Street. Glen Hunt of the Bureau of Architecture reviewed the 
development of the project through schematics and explained how the design 
evolved into the current proposal. For structural reasons, the addition to the 
building will be concrete. The concrete will be a color to match one of the 
light colors of bricks. The Committee felt that the geometric forms which 
embellish the addition had a post-modern look. The Committee instructions were 
to keep the treatment of the addition quiet without detracting f^)m the • 
existing well-proportioned building. The gates could provide the finishing y 
touches for the building. The Committee recommended a Phase I approval with 
the request that the entrance be discussed further at the Phase II review. See 
Report and Orders. 

V. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES PHASE II 

Gary Hoy, Edgar Lopez/Bureau of Architecture 

The main item of discussion with project architects Gary Hoy and Edgar Lopez 
was the design and color of the window treatment. Because of the climate, 
aluminum windows will be installed on the 375 square foot addition. The dark 
forest green muttons will be on the interior and exterior of the windows. 
Concerns were raised about the color palette for the building. Colors appeared 
to be different from the photographed images. Mr. Lopez assured the Committee 
that the contractor will be given instructions to match existing colors of the 
building. The Committee recommended phase II approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



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VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PHASE II 

Jean Francios Decaux/JC Decaux 

Vit Troyan/Department of Public Works 

Art Commission staff person, Debra Lehane, advised the Commissioners, sponsors 
and general public that a Preliminary Negative Declaration is in process which 
is reviewing the Public Toilet Project. Until the Negative Declaration is 
completed, any discussion of the Public Toilet Project is preliminary and 
decisions reached during this meeting are subject to change pending new 
information which may be provided in the Negative Declaration findings. Vit 
Troyan reviewed the Public Toilet Project and its progress for the Committee. 
He then introduced Jean Francois Decaux who presented drawings of the newsstand 
kiosk which has been modified to be accessible to the physically challenged. 
The depth of the door for the newsstand kiosk has been increased by 4 ". This 
change allows wheelchair access for a potential newsstand vendor. Mr. Decaux 
then introduced Kathy Merrill of Merrill and Associates who presented a slide 
presentation of proposed kiosk/toilet locations and discussed the proposed 
style placements and colors. Also discussed were the placement parameters and 
considerations. JCDecaux proposed deep blue toilets for the city. It was 
reported that the Port Commission had decided on green toilets and kiosks for 
Port property installations. The Heritage style kiosk was proposed in bronze 
for Market Street. The Pillar style kiosk in blue was proposed for all other 
locations in the city except for two Norman Foster style kiosks in aluminum for 
Verba Buena. The Commissioners requested that language be added to the criteria 
which protects existing public artworks from having kiosks or toilets located 
too near them or placed in competition with viewing of such works of art. Some 
general siting proposals and conditions were reviewed with the Commissioners. 
Both Commissioner Kriken and Healy expressed concerns relating to safety, 
effects of illuminations and appropriateness of kiosks in the traffic medians. 
It was also questioned as to how may locations required changes to the street 
in order to allow the placement of a kiosk or toilet. Regarding the draft 
guidelines, the distance of kiosks or toilets from street artists was changed 
from 5' to 12'. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: 

Walter Park : Mr. Park is with the Center for Independent Housing Services and 
spoke in favor of the final design of the newsstand kiosk. 

August Lonqo : Mr. Longo, with Disability Advocacy and Self Help, found the 
newsstand kiosk to be totally acceptable. 

Richard Winnie : Mr. Winnie identified himself as the lawyer for Gannett. He 
felt that major questions still exist. He suggested that the Art Commission 
require a letter from the City's Accessibility Coordinator to insure that the 
newsstand meets code. He expressed concerns about the proposed locations and 
that he believed that some of the existing sidewalk locations would not accept 
kiosks/toilets. He indicated that the Preliminary Negative Declaration does 
not address the impact of the size of the advertising nor the cumulative effect 
of the kiosks at night on Market Street. He urged the Committee to delay any 
further decisions until this information had been provided. 



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VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT (CONT.) 

John Barbey : Mr. Barbey, as Secretary for the San Francisco League of 
Neighborhoods, presented a letter addressed to Supervisor Leal and expressed 
support for the Decaux Project. 

Discussion about style and color among the Commissioners determined their 
preference for green as the color for all pieces of the street furniture. The 
Norman Foster style kiosk for Verba Buena was rejected and replaced with the 
Pillar style kiosk. Kiosks on Market Street will be Heritage in green and 
kiosks distributed throughout the city will be the Pillar in green. 

It was also discussed that the location guidelines need to be developed further 
with input from other commissions and departments. A preliminary Phase II 
approval was recommended for the style and color of the toilet/kiosks. No 
approval was recommended for the guidelines or locations. See Reports and 
Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve City Hall Seismic Upgrade Phase I, II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Mission Branch Library Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Golden Gate Park Police Stables Phase II. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to grant preliminary approval to design and color of kiosks and J; 
toilets for the Public Toilet Project Phase II. ■' 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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Art Commission GALLtkY 

155 Grove Street 

415 554.9682 




City and County of 
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S/AN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 190 ; 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE nQO\ ^^A?='''■T^ ^^^ ' * 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 ... ^ o l^nT 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 ••J* - ^^ '^^ 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC UBRARY 



AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members ot the public may addiess 
the Committee when the item is reached in the nieetin;! after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Lards ar-e available at 
all meetings. 

I. Roll Call 

II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE I 

Bob Marquis, Ha1 Brandes, James Monday/ Marquis Assoc. 
Bob Nist/Bureau of Architecture 
Tim Li llyquist/Recreation and Park Department 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PHASE I, II, III 

LONG TERM PARKING LOT ILLUMINATED SIGN 

Koorosh Hariri/San Francisco International Airport 

IV. SIXTH STREET SOUTH OF MARKET BANNER PROJECT PHASE I, II, III 
Michael Kaplan/Redevelopment Agency 

Henry Perez/Sixth Street Merchants and Residents Association 
Lisa Siewart/EBA School of Art 
Raymond Colmenar/South of Market Problem Solving Council 

V. TRANSBAY ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS 

Informational Presentation 

John Katz, Project Planner and Don Ghee Project Manager 

Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) 

VI. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PLACEMENT CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Vitaly Troyan, Jake Szeto/Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion/JCDecaux 

VII. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT-TOILET PLACEMENT 
DISCUSSION ONLY 
CIVIC CENTER AND JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA 

Mike Mori in/Recreation and Park Department 

VIII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

-Public Banner Program-Discussion and Review 
-1994 Calendar of Meetings 
-Review of Submission Requirements for Civic Design Review 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



Note: For information related to any of the above matters, please call 
Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission 
(415) 252-2593 



2 5 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San FKANnst-o. CA. 04 102 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Piirsuant to City policy and the requiremmts of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasomble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curf>side paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
, one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

ORDER NO. 163,368 

ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR THE PLACEMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE KIOSKS 
ON CITY STREETS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY 

Pursuant to Public Works Code Article 8, the Director of Public Works hereby establishes the 
following guidelines for the placement of public service kiosks on City streeets and public 
property. 

These guidelines are in addition to all provisions of the Public Works Code and are enforceable as 
part of Article 8. 

I APPLICATION AND APPROVAL : 

A. The application process is summarized in the following chart: 



APPLlCftTION 
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DOCS NOT 
HEET 

cuincLiNns 



MEETS 

cuinri.iNEs 



TEN DftYS 

puni.ic NOTici: 

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DENIES 
PERMIT 



REQUEST FOR 
EXCEPTION 



TEN DATS 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

/ POSTING 



OPW puni.ic 

HEARING lir 
TROT! sii:n) 



JOINT 
PUBLIC 
HEARING 



DPW ISSUES 
PERMITS 



DOARn 

or 

PERMITS 
APPEAL 



EXCEPTION 
GRANTED 



Application to install public service kiosks shall be submitted to the Department of 
Public Works Applications shall consist of Location Drawings showing public 
service kiosk placement, together with an application fee of three hundred fifty 
dollars ($350.00). Location drawings shall include the following: 

1. A twenty feet (20') to one inch (I") scale (20 1 scale) representation of the 
proposed public service kiosk site covering the area from the property line 
to the street centerlines at the nearest intersection. Mid-block sites can be 
shown with broken line ties 

2. All necessary street dimensions, such as sidewalk width, the location of any 
curb ramp and driveway and street width, and all surface structures, 
including hydrants, utility poles and catchbasins. 



Electrical service connections and foundation details for public service 
kiosk. 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

ORDER NO. 163,368 

4. Location of utilities under and in the vicinity of the proposed kiosk site 

5. Plans shall be stamped and signed by an engineer registered with the State 
of California. 

C. Notification of application to install public service kiosks shall be sent to fronting 
businesses and property owners. Notices shall be posted within one hundred feet 
(100') of proposed public service kiosk site a minimum often (10) days prior to 
the hearing date. 

D. At the end of the ten days posting period, public hearing will be held by DPW for 
sites that received protest. The Director of Public Works or the Director's designee 
shall decide whether to issue permit after considering testimony received at the 
hearing. 

E. Applicant may request an exception for those public service kiosk sites which do 
not meet the guidelines set forth in this Order A request for an exception shall he 
considered at a public hearing conducted jointly by the Director's designee, a 
representative appointed by the Director of the Art Commission, and a 
representative appointed by the Director of City Planning, The hearing shall be a 
public hearing for which notice shall be given as described in paragraph (C) above. 
The three hearing officers may authorize public service kiosks which do not 
comply with the guidelines if facts presented show that measures will be taken to 
minimize the impact of the kiosks or that the public toilet program benefits 
outweigh the anticipated impact. 

F. For those public service kiosk sites that are denied by DPW, the applicant may 
appeal by writing within fifteen days of the denial to the Executive Director of the 
Board of Permit Appeals, City Hall, Room 154A, San Francisco, CA 94102 to 
request that the matter be considered by the Board of Permit Appeals. 



II. 



PLACEMENT GUIDELINES: 



All public service kiosks must conform to all applicable State, Federal and Local 
accessibility codes and regulations. A minimum of four feet (4') of pedestrian 
clearance (free of all obstacles for a clear path of travel) must be maintained on the 
sidewalk at all times. (Figure One) 

Public service kiosks may not intrude on pedestrian "clear zones" at corners. 
Kiosks shall be set back a minimum of five feet (5') from edge of crosswalk. 
(Figure Two) 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

ORDER NO. 163,368 



C. Public service kiosks shall be placed not less than 

1. Twenty-four inches (24") from the outside edge of the curb. Overhangs of 
roof line are permitted on all sides. However, an overhang may not 
protrude to within eighteen inches (18") of the edge of the curb. 

2. Eight feet (8') from any fire escape and/or fire exit 

3. Five feet (5') from any driveway, wheelchair ramp, blue zone parking 
space, curb cut, crosswalk, pedestrian reservoir or corner. 

4. Six feet (6') from any fire hydrant. 

5. Twelve feet (12') from any Muni transit shelter. 

6. Twelve feet (12') from any certified street artist's designated area 

7. One hundred feet (100') from any public art work under the jurisdiction of 
the Art Commission, except for public art on kiosks 

8. Forty inches (40") from any other stmcture not otherwise specified herein, 
including but not limited to street light poles, parking meters, trees, etc. 

D. Public service kiosks shall not be placed on sidewalks which are less than twelve 
feet (12') wide. 

E. Public service kiosks shall not be placed over any storm drain or similar structure. 

F. Public service kiosks shall not obstruct any traffic sign or traffic signal. 

G. Public service kiosks on medians shall not interfere with traffic safety. 

H. No more than four (4) public service kiosks shall be placed at any intersection on 
Market Street. 

I. Public service kiosks shall be placed not less than one hundred fifty feet (1 50') 

apart on any block face on Market Street. 

J. Public service kiosks shall not be installed where placement would significantly 

impede the flow of pedestrian traffic. 

K. Public service kiosks shall not intrude, obstruct, diminish or reduce a significant 
view or become overwhelming objects of key views. 

III. CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 

A. The applicant shall obtain the required permits, if any, from regulating agencies of 
the State of California. 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

ORDER NO. 163,368 



RECOMMENDED; 



APPROVED: 



Denise M Brady, Chief 

Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping 



Vitaly n. Troyan 

Deputy Director, Public Services 



Distribution 



Outside B.S.M 
Dept Files (2) 
Street Repair 
SFPD - Traffic Survey 



Central Permit Bureau 
Traffic - H. Quan 
Attached List 



Inside n.SM 

J. Rodriguez -450 McAllister 

F. Casey - Inspector 



JS/dl 



APPROVED: SEPTEMBER 8. 1993 



JOHN E CRIBBS, DIRECTOR 



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December 1993 

TO: All Departments 

FROM: Debra Lehane, Civic Desiqn Review Committee Coordinator 
San Francisco Art Commission 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

CALENDAR OF 1994 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS OF THE CIVIC DESIGN 
REVIEW COMMITTEE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

Unless noted otherwise: 

All meetinqs will be located in the Art Commission Meeting Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

and will begin at 3:00 PM. 

SCHEDULE: 

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1994 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1994 

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1994 

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1994 

MONDAY, MAY 16, 1994 

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1994 

MONDAY, JULY 18, 1994 

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1994 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1994 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1994 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1994 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1994 

Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed with 72 hours notice 
All agenda items must be received in writing bv the Art Commission one 
week in advance of the scheduled meeting. 



November 8, 1993 



TO: The Honorable Members of the Civic Design Review 

Commi ttee 
FROM: Debra Lehane 

RE: Civic Design Guidelines 

Enclosed, please find the guidelines which are currently 
sent annually to city departments and upon request during 
the year. 

As we discussed during the long range planning meeting, I 
would like to suggest some changes to our current process 
with Civic Design. 

First, we have within the Agency master plan: 

Goal I To ensure the highest quality of urban design where 
the arts are a constant presence. 

Goal 1 .A Ensure the highest quality of the built 
environment through architectural design review and the 
early integration of art into all public construction 
projects . 

Goal 1.A.1 Clarify and establish guiding principles for 
civic design review. 

I would like to identify in discussion with you, design 
criteria, principles and philosophies concerning Civic 
Projects. Two examples, the phrase "form follows function" 
has been used in discussing many projects. Also the 
relation of the mass of the building to the neighborhood has 
influenced your review of projects. 

I suggest we add: a general statement concerning the goal of 
Civic Design, specific design elements which will be 
considered, and a statement regarding the sponsors 
responsibility to inform the committee of budget or agency 
concerns. 

I also suggest that we add a step in the process. For large 
scale projects such as the new Courthouse and the Airport 
that we have an "early" philosophical discussion about the 
direction of the design before the design is 'too' 
developed . 

Please review the enclosed guidelines for discussion at the 
November 15th meeting. 

Thank you. 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

for 
Architectural and Civic Design Projects 

Projects submitted to the San Francisco Arts Commission are evaluated in 
accordance with a three phase review process which allows the Commission to assist 
the applicant in developing a pro.iect that will attain a high level of design 
quality and appropriately fit into the community. The review process also 
protects the applicant by providing Commission guuldiice prior to the expenditure 
of large amounts of time and capital in the preparation of detailed designs and 
construction documents. 

Applicants seeking project approvals from the Arts Commission should send a letter 
requesting that the project be placed on the agenda of the Civic Design Committee. 
Such letters of request must be received at the Commission's office by noon Monday 
one week prior to the scheduled Civic Design Committee meeting. 

For each of the three review phases, proiects will first be examined by the 
Commission's Civic Design Committee which will subsequently make a recommendation 
- either "approval" or "approval with contingencies" or 'disapproval' - to the 
full Art Commission at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The Civic Design 
Committee may choose to withhold approval/disapproval, requesting the applicant to 
re-submit the project for design approval. All contingencies must be removed for 
Final Phase III approval. 

Applicants are required to have a representative available at the Civic Design 
Committee's meeting to explain thew pro.iect and answer questions of the 
Committee. Attendance of the applicant at the full CominissicMi meeting is not 
required - unless specifically requested by the Committee. 

Project Submission Requirements are as follows: 

PHASE I SCHEMATIC DESIGN REVIEW 



Purpose: 



To review the proiect in its conceptual and schematic form. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requirements: 



City and County of 
San Francisco 




1. Location of the proiect site; 

2. Re lationsfiip of the proposed construction to site 
development of ttie surrounding community; 

3. General form, appearance, and character" of the project as 
they relate to the surrounding physical environment; 

4. General materials of construction; and 

5. Potential for art enr-ichment within the scope of the project 

1. Photographs of the actual building site and the immediately 
surrounding area (black and white, or color 8 x 10 ' , 
mounted on 1 ight-weic)iit board not to exceed 60 x 40 " in 



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PHASE I cont. dimension that will also include d site map identifying the 

exact location and surrounding vicinity of the pto.iect). 

2. Schematic design drawings mounted on light-weight board not 
to exceed 30 x 40 ' in dimension, (Exceptions to the 
maximum size may be made for pr-oiects the scope and scale 
which require larger drawings.) 

While drawings are preferred with color applied to 
differentiate areas and materials, black-and-white drawings 
will be accepted. Drawings should include: 

a. Site plan including surrounding area; 

b. Elevations; 

c. Building and site sections; and 

d. Perspective sketch(es) - Note: sketches are desired 
but not required for landscape or playground projects. 

The applicant will be responsible for transporting drawings, 
materials samples, and other visual aids to all required 
meetings. 

3. Three-dimensional study or presentation models are desirable 
when appropriate but not always required. However, such 

models may be required at the discretion of the Civic Design 
Committee or the full Arts Commission. 

4. Documents identifying proiect funding sources that will 
assist the Committee in identifying art enrichment eligible 
projects. 

Note: If a project is determined to be art enrichment eligible, the applicant or 
appropriate representative shall agree to meet with the Commission's Public Art 
Staff to develop preliminary plans for the incorporation of art work(s) in the 
project prior to Phase I review of the project by the Civic Design 
Committee. 

Should the Visual Arts Committee elect to make no recommendation for inclusion of 
art enrichment 1n the project, the applicatit shall receive a documetit so stating 
and shall be released from any further" obligations regarding art enr ichment in the 
project. 

PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Purpose To Review the pr^oject in more detail prior tu applicant's 

commencing witli contract documents. 

Concerns: 1. Detailed site development including landscaping; 

2. Specific Architectural design or urban design appearance; 

3. Specific materials and textures; 

4. Design details ab they affect proiect appearance; 

5. General color" scheme; and 

6. Detailed art enrichment propcjsa 1 for the project, if 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMbNib 



Phase II cont, 



Mimmum 
Requi rements: 



applicable, describinq the peianieters of the pro^fam, 
use of art work to be consider'ed, and location(s) of 
and amounts to be allocated tor' ar't work. 

1. All materials submitted for Phase I review but carried to a 
greater degree of refinement of detail. Drawings to be 
mounted on light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 in 
dimension. Color coding desired but not required. 

2. Landscape development schematic plan to be mounted on 
light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 in dimension. 
Color" coditig desiied but not required. 

3. Outline of the art enrichment progran) for the pio.iect and 
proposed budget for' art work. 



Note: The applicant or appropriate representative shall consult with the 
Commission's Visual Arts Committee in order- to riridlize the art enrichment plan 
p r__i o r to Phase III review of the proiect by the Civic Design Committee. 

PHASE III CONTRACT DOCUMENT REVIEW 



Purpose: 



To insure that the completed project will conform to earlier 
submittals and that the final appearance is acceptable as to 
quality, appropriateness of materials and aesthetic merit of 
design. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requi rements: 



1. Final design details as they affect the pi'oiect appearance; 

2. Specific materials, textures, and finishes; 

3. Site development details; 

4. Specific external colors and any internal colors affecting 
exterior appearance; 

5. External project graphics and signing; and 

6. Art Enrichment project details describing their 
relationship to localized aesthetic, environmental, and 
social concer^ns. 

1. One set of bond/rolled substantially complete project 
working drawings (color coding of important dr"awings 
and details will speed review). 

2. Project's external color' scheme to be mounted on a 
light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40' in dimensions. 

3. Project's external grdptnc and signing to be presented in 
most descriptive and convenient manner. 

4. Evidence that applicant is working with the Commission's 
Visual Arts Committee on art enrichment for" the project. 



FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE COORDINATOR OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 
COMMITTEE. 554-9671 

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Civic DtiiUN Review 

COMMUNIIY Akts 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

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^SAN FRANCISCo'aRT COMMISSION 
. CIVIC DE S IGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
/' November 15, 1993 



DOC iv^PMTc; DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCiSCO 

PbGLiC LIBRARY 



25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



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Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Excused 



Robert LaRocca 



KKT Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street Staff Present 

415 554.9682 Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE I 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, James Monday/Marquis Assoc. 
Bob Nist/Bureau of Architecture 
Jacque Keller 
Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 

Architect Bob Marquis acquainted the Committee with the proposed design for the 
New Richmond Community Center located at 251-18th Avenue. The program 
identified for the center is similar to the program created for the 6th and 
Folsom Recreation Center. Since the community has existing tennis courts and 
play areas, the center will address two new needs - a gymnasium and a community 
meeting room. The adjacent parking lot is intended for use by the elderly and 
staff of the center. The center can be entered from either 18th or 19th Avenue 
through a landscaped park area running the length of the lot from 18th to 19th 
Avenues adjacent to the building on the south side of the project. Jacque 
Keller of Keller Mitchell Caronna, Landscape Architects discussed the landscape 
plan which uses octagon shapes, a familiar and very important symbol to the 
residents of the Richmond area. The radiating pavement from the main entrance 
door creates a "doormat" for the building. Within the landscape design, 
placement of poetry on bronze plaques in the paving and/or on boulders has been 
identified as a potential element of the Public Art Program. Plant material 
chosen for the area consists of lacy deciduous trees. Safety has been 
addressed by maintaining the line of vision from the office to the street and 
from the front door to the opposite street. Artist Seyed Alavi, selected 
through the Public Art Program to work with the Landscape Architect, was asked 
to speak about the art element. He indicated that the project goal is to 
create an aesthetic experience integrated into the overall design. Poetry and 
gardens have worked together for many years. The design works with the 
philosophy of feng shui. The radiating pattern from the central doorway paving 
represents the community as the center. The paths are curved to provide 
diverse spaces. The octagon used in the Richmond Center project is a poetic 
gesture of the feng shui octagon. Russian and Asian poetry and poems by 
children are being considered for the project as a representation of the 




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II. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER ( CONT . ) 

Richmond Community. Questions concerning the use of specific materials will be 
addressed during the next phase review. The Committee recommended that the 
18th Avenue entrance be developed to accentuate a gateway or entry to the 
location. Articulation between the parking and the lawn should occur to create 
a feeling of a mini park. The Committee recommended approval of Phase I. See 
Reports and Orders. 

III. SIXTH STREET SOUTH OF MARKET BANNER PROJECT PHASE I, II, III 
Michael Kaplan/ Redevelopment Agency 
Paul Lord/Planning Department 
Lisa Siewart/EBA School of Art 

Michael Kaplan of the Redevelopment Agency introduced the Sixth Street 
Redevelopment Project. Street improvements will be located between Market and 
Harrison. The area between Market and Howard has been identified as an area 
for the installation of banners. The banner project was created by the 
community which consists of the Sixth Street Merchants and Residents 
Association. The merchants feel that banners would uplift the spirit of the 
area residents. Twenty five light poles have been identified for the banner 
project. Mr. Kaplan introduced Lisa Siewart of the EBA School of Art. The 
Redevelopment Agency is contracting with the EBA School of Art to oversee the 
banner project. It is proposed that staff of the EBA School will work with 
local artists to create 10 different banner designs. The teachers will 
volunteer their time, the artists will be paid for their contribution. The 
banners are proposed to be 2 feet wide by 10 feet high and placed at the 
required PUC height of 13 feet above the ground. The banners, made of a 
material called ultra-fab, are intended to be installed for 5-7 years. The 
Committee began by discussing the proposed intent of the project. The 
Committee expressed concern about the lack of an overall plan to identify 
appropriate locations and purposes for the use of banners on a city wide basis. 
It was decided that the Art Commission should contact the City Planning 
Department to discuss the need for a study which would identify the general 
philosophy of banners, when and where banners should be installed, what their 
purpose should be, and what type of street typography would accommodate the 
installation of banners. The study would result in a set of guidelines which 
identifies the general purpose for banners and criteria for locations. Further 
review of the project was delayed for two months. During this time the banner 
guidelines would be developed. There was no action taken. 

IV. TRANSBAY ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION 
John Katz, Project Planner Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) 

John Katz of the Utilities Engineering Bureau presented drawings of a boarding 
platform located adjacent to the Transbay Terminal. An aerial view of the 
Transbay Terminal showed the location of the platform in relation to the 
Terminal building. The boarding platform has been designed to meet American 
Disabilities Act requirements for access to the Muni F-Line. The Committee 
commented that the design was simple, consistent with the Muni projects, and 
appropriately "low key" in its design approach. No action was required. 



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V. PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT ^ PHASE II 

Jean Francios Nion/JL DecaUA 
Vitaly Tr'oyan/OepartmenT: ur Publi'- worl.s 

As requested by the Civic Design heview toiniin tiee at iti, last ineeLing, trie 
Department of Public Works, iti cunjuncLion v/itti otner citv cigcnv.ieb and 
depar'tmenis , has drafted a bet of placemeiiL guidelines and criteria for the 
placement of public tcjiiets and public service Kio:=ks. fhe itnrJ uidft of the 
public service Kiosks guidelines wds reviewed ov Vital v Trovan of the 
Department of Public Works. Coiiiments ft urn iitie Commiitee was i^equesied. Tlie 
guidelines propose the formation of dn intei departmental fiearing coiiimi ttee 
composed of representatives from uPW, ciiv F-lannmg and the Art luhhii i Sb ion. 
The hearing coimrnttee would reviev; kiOik ciiid toilet locations wiiiob tdll 
outside of the guideline i^riieiia. Wnethei ut not specific locaUuns won u or 
should be referred back to specific u.ofnmi bS iwub for aduitiunal i^oiiiiiient was 
dibcussed. Under section II, Pla^^ement Guidelines, appropriateness of Kiosks 
ill tlie street medians continued to be questioned by tkie Committee. Also 
discussed was the oppoitunity preiented by tlie pro3ect to adiubt ur fine tune 
the distribution and locations or eAisting newsstand kiosks. Tiie proposeo 
minimum distance of 150' between kiobks on Ma/ ret Street as a guideline 
criteria wab discussed. The Coimiiittee suggested that i aridom tjlaceiiieiit of 
kiosks in the cityscape so that the kiObr.s appear" to be unpi edii^taole m its 
role was preferred over an even, piei-lictdble paitein for' Mai'ket Str'eet. Deor'a 
Lehane was instructed to leiiuebL of JtiJeLauA a lar'ge map witli a transparent 
overlay of the three different pieces of btteet furniture identified witfi small 
dots. There was no action taken -irice tins was a discussion item only. 

VI. OLD/NEW BUSINESS 

PUBLIC BANNER PROJECT 

-Keilam Tom presented maps of the Civic Center Area which marked ]\ib 
poles as potential locations for banners m trie civic Center. Local art 
organizations will install banners on poles adiacent to their locations. 
Generic banners will till tiie remaining light poles. 1 fie proposed design 
and its lelationsliip in s.:ale to tfie 1 iglit pole was presented. The banner 
size for the Civic Center is (jroposed to be 3u" wide by 94' Ingh. Trie 
Committee infoimeci Ms. Tcjui (jt tiieir desire to riave a city wide r^ldn foi 
bannerb and that until the btLjJv tidb been i.,undu^ted bv cits' f'lanmng as 
discussed with the Retlevelopiiient A'.ieriov dur iirj tfie biAtli street banner 
Project presentation, no aiJproval will be given tur banner' proiects or' 
programs. 

STAFF REPORTS 

-1994 Calendar of civi^ uebigii i-leetmg:.: A drart of pr upo„-ud iiieetlmib ror 

1994 was reviewed by tfie coiniiii ttee. Ttie calendar will be distr ibuted to 

departments at the beginning of the year. 

- Review of Submission Requirements for liviu Debign Review: uiscusbion 

included suggested ciianges and btatementb winch will be incui'poi ated intu 

a rewrite of ttie Submisbion Requi i emeiitb. Debra Lehane will draft ttie 

guidelines for' I'eview bv the Committee. 



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VI 1. REPORTS ANU ORDERS; 

1. Motion to aDpt ove New Riclimond Community Center Phase I, 

Motion: John Kt iken 

Consensus: Unammous 



VI II. ADJOURNMENT 

The meetinq was ad lourned :'.t 6:20 oni. 

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY DECEMBER 20, 1 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE 11 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call 

II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/de LAVEAGO DELL 
GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Kerry Katherine Enright, Director/Aids Memorial Grove 



PHASE I 



III. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: 770 NORTHPOINT CLOCK 

Jules Barsotti 

IV. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Laurie Lazaer, Co-Di rector/509 Cultural Center 



PHASE I, II, III 
PHASE I, II, III 



V. FIRH AND MARKET FLOWER STAND DESIGN DISCUSSION 

Robert Toscher David Kumpler, Barbara Abraham 



VI. 19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 

VII. BUILDING FOR NEW CHINATOWN CULTURAL PARK 

Andy Maloney and Robert Nist/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE II, III 
PHASE II 



VIII. GOLDEN GATE STABLES 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE III 




Cm AND CODNIV Ot 

San fRANCisco 



IX. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/ GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Ron Castillo, Project Manager/SFIA 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

X. MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

XI . ADJOURNMENT 

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*Pmsuani to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americam 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

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Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Traias-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
, one-half block from the building. 

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Civic Center BART, kKate<^l at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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^AN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
, CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
// December 20, 1993 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Anne Healy 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:30 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/de LAVEAGO DELL PHASE I, II 
GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Kerry Katherlne Enrlght, Director/Aids Memorial Grove 

Kerry Enrlght of the Aids Memorial Grove provided background on the project. 
The Aids Memorial Grove Is dedicated to the creation and long-term maintenance 
of the first living memorial to those lost to AIDS and In support to those 
living with HIV. The Recreation and Park Commission has given Its approval to 
the Aids Memorial Grove to be in de Laveago Dell In Golden Gate Park. The dell 
1s located at the eastern end of the park. The major entrance to the Grove Is 
off Bowling Green Drive, at Its Intersection with Middle Drive East. Through 
monthly work days, volunteers have reclaimed an area of the park originally 
landscaped by John McLaren. During the next three years, the volunteers will 
work toward completion of the Grove which also includes a capital campaign to 
raise funds to maintain the Grove for perpetuity. Ms. Enrlght Introduced 
Michael Boland and Todd Cole to review the project. The project is striving to 
build on the existing quality of plant life already in the dell. New 
landscaping will attempt to create seasonal interests. Within the Aids 
Memorial Grove are five (5) architectural elements. The specific elements are 
designed to accommodate the user of the grove either as groups or individuals. 
The elements are identified as 1) The Main Portal; 2) Dogwood Crescent; 3) 
Redwood Circle; 4) Overlook; and 5) Fern Grotto. Sandstone is being considered 
for retaining wall/seat elements and the benches would use cedar. Some granite 
is being donated by Recreation and Parks Dept. Designs are intended to have 
classic, simple lines. Simple stone and wood benches will be placed in 
specific locations along the paths. Renderings of the elements were displayed 
during the discussion along with a model of the crescent shape seating and 
benches. The Committee was favorably impressed with the project. Specific 
comments from the Committee were concerning the care that must be taken in 
selecting the craftsman for the stonework and how critical it will be to 
exercise great care with the stonework. Phase I and II approvals were given. 
Phase III approval will be given once working drawings are prepared for review. 



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II. AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE/GOLDEN GATE PARK (cont.) 

The Committee invited the Aids Memorial Grove representatives to give a 
presentation to the full Commission under Committee Report on January 3, 1994. 
See Reports and Orders. 

III. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE 1,11,111 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Di rector/509 Cultural Center 

Laurie Lazar, Co-Director of the 509 Cultural Center reviewed the history of 
the Cohen Alley Closure project and why the community has sought permission to 
close the alley which is bordered on three sides by residences. The 509 
Cultural Center in collaboration with the San Francisco League of Urban 
Gardeners, The Bay Area Womens Resource Center and the Ellis Street Neighbors 
Association has raised $36,000 to convert the alley into an urban garden. 
Artist Kevin Leeper has been asked to design a gate which will close the alley 
at night. He was also charged with the task of designing a gate which is 
difficult to climb and will not allow objects to hang from the structure. The 
gate is 16' high, made from 1/2" plate cut steel and steel tubing. The steel 
will be painted a powder coat charcoal gray. A drawing of the gate was 
presented and the basic concept of the design approved. The Committee granted 
Phase I and II approvals. Phase III approval will be considered upon 
submission of working drawings of the gate which will include details of the 
design. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT: 770 NORTHPOINT CLOCK PHASE I, II, III 

Jules Barsotti 

The Encroachment Permit application by Mr. Jules Barsotti for a clock at 770 
Northpoint was reviewed. The clock will be 13 feet high, with a 36" diameter 
clock face, supported on a trolley post. The clock design was approved by the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

V. 19TH AVENUE/M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE II 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 
Leonard Hunter, Sheila Ghidhini/Artists 

Ken Jew reviewed the unique Public Utilities project for the Muni Metro 
boarding platforms on 19th Avenue. The artist designed structures involved 
community participation as well. The project received Phase I approval in 
August of this year and the design has been approved by the Public Utilities 
Commission. The Utilities Engineering Bureau (UEB) hopes to put the project 
out to bid in February and to begin construction in June. Mr. Jew Introduced 
the artists Leonard Hunter and Sheila Ghidhini who then reviewed the materials 
proposed for the platform structures. The roof structure for the Holloway 
platform will be a green patina copper. The tiles for planters and the below 
platform areas are a deep variegated green. The platform will contain art 
exhibits and video which will be programmed and maintained by San Francisco 
State University. The maintenance agreement with SF State is a first of this 
kind (private sponsor) for the PUC. The Winston platform roof is an untreated 
copper. The Winston platform will also have areas for advertising and will be 
maintained by Gannett. The tile is a lighter neutral tan color. The 



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V. 19TH AVENUE M-LINE TRANSIT SHELTERS (cont.) 

windscreen on both platforms is a perforated stainless steel. The Committee 
asked questions concerning the amount of Involvement the artists have had in 
the project since the initial design concept. Ken Jew indicated that the 
artists have had continued input in the creation of the working drawings. 
Commissioner Healy stated that the artists should be compensated for their 
services like other design professionals. Mr. Jew responded that he thought 
"the money could be worked out." Commissioner Kriken stressed the importance 
of having the project designers involved in the project through completion of 
the working drawings and continued involvement during construction. In the 
event that changes need to be made, the artist will need to review those 
changes for potential Impact to the original design. Phase III approval will 
be contingent upon assurances from the artists on the conformity of the working 
drawings to their design and a commitment from UEB that the artists approval 
will be obtained regarding any changes during construction. A motion to 
recommend approval of Phase II of the project to the full commission was passed 
by the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. VEHICLE STAGING AREA/GROUND TRANSPORT UNIT PHASE III 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager/SFIA 

Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture presented the drawings for the Vehicle 
Staging Area of the Grand Transport Unit for the San Francisco International 
Airport which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The screen grid 1s a 2" square pattern with a 1" chain link fabric 
behind. Purple grasses have been identified as the planting for the area 
adjacent to the fence. The Committee moved for approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



VII. NEW CHINATOWN CULTURAL PARK BUILDING PHASE II 

Andy Maloney, Robert Nist/Bureau of Architecture 

Bob Nist of the Bureau of Architecture Informed the Committee of changes which 
had occurred since the Phase I review of the New Chinatown Park Building. The 
F1re Dept. is requiring a second stair which has caused the bathrooms to be 
moved into an area under the sidewalk. The red has been changed to a darker 
red color to frame the windows and the green is deeper. Discussion focused on 
the treatment of the stair tower which had a surface grid containing vertical 
stripes detailed in the stucco. The Committee felt that the building design was 
highly successful in its front facade design and that the windows and front are 
the main focus of interest. The Committee requested that the vertical stripe 
and grid be removed to simplify the design and to keep the building in context 
with the residential community. It was suggested that the horizontal band 
which appears at the cap of the building front could repeat on the stepped 
tower elements. A Phase II approval was given with the recommended changes. 
See Reports and Orders. 



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VIII. GOLDEN GATE PARK POLICE STABLES 

Edgar Lopez, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE III 



Edgar Lopez presented the working drawings for the Golden Gate Park Police 
Stables which reflected the design discussed and approved during Phases I and 
II review. The Committee moved for a Phase III approval. See Reports and 
Orders. 



IX. MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION 
Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE 1,11 



The Materials Testing Lab, currently located in the basement of City Hall, is 
being permanently relocated to the Northeast Treatment Plant. Mr. Gary Hoy of| 
the Bureau of Architecture presented drawings which showed how an existing 
garage will be converted into the new home for the Lab. To accommodate the 
testing equipment and staff, one garage door will remain while the second 
garage door is being redesigned as the main entry. Two columns of colored 
concrete are required for seismic strengthening of the wall at the main entry. | 
The windows are tinted with bronze trim. The side of the building facing 
NorthPoint will have three windows added which will provide light into staff 
offices and a conference room. The project was recommended for Phase I and I] 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the architectural elements In the 
Aids Memorial Grove/de Laveago Dell, Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Phases I and II of the Cohen Alley gate. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve the clock design for 770 Northpoint Encroachment Permit 
by Jules Barsotti . 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Phase II of the 19th Avenue Muni Metro Bus Shelter 
Designs. 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous i 

5. Motion to approve Phase III of the Vehicle Staging Area/ Ground Transport 
Unit, San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Motion to approve Phase II of the New Chinatown Cultural Park Building. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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X. REPORTS AND ORDERS (cont.) 

7. Motion to approve Phase III of the Golden Gate Park Police Stables. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Motion to approve Phases I and II Materials Testing Lab Rehabilitation 
NorthpoInt Treatment Plant. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

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